Energy Trends and Technologies for the Coming Decades

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dc.contributor.author Koonin, Steven E.
dc.date.accessioned 2007-05-18T14:56:06Z
dc.date.available 2007-05-18T14:56:06Z
dc.date.issued 2007-04-24
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1853/14407
dc.description Steven E. Koonin was born in Brooklyn, New York and educated at the California Institute of Technology, receiving a B.S. in physics, and at MIT, where he received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics. He joined the Caltech faculty in 1975, became full professor in 1981, and served as the Institute’s Provost from 1995-2004. Dr. Koonin left Caltech in March 2004 to become BP’s Chief Scientist. BP is the world’s second largest independent oil company, producing some four percent of the world’s oil and gas. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and well as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission. He has served on numerous advisory bodies for the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Energy and its various national laboratories. en
dc.description Lecture presented on April 24, 2007 in the Van Leer (Electrical Engineering) Building Auditorium
dc.description Runtime: 71:13 minutes
dc.description.abstract The world’s demand for energy will grow by some sixty percent in the next twenty-five years. Satisfying that demand in an economical and environmentally acceptable manner is one of the most significant challenges facing society. New technologies will play a central role in meeting this challenge, albeit conditioned by the economic, social, and political contexts in which they are developed and deployed. The presentation will focus on the major forces shaping the world’s energy future and the technologies required to respond to them. en
dc.format.extent 71:13 minutes
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Georgia Institute of Technology en
dc.subject Energy demand growth
dc.subject Security of energy supply
dc.subject Energy supply challenges
dc.subject Energy technologies
dc.subject Energy policies
dc.subject Environmental impact
dc.title Energy Trends and Technologies for the Coming Decades en
dc.type Lecture en
dc.type Video


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