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Development Trends of World Energy
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Energy Systems. Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering.
2009 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 30 credits / 45 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Energy has been one of the most important issues and challenge humans face in the 21st century whichhas a bearing on international economic and social development, global climate changes andenvironment protection. With a focus on development trends of world energy, this paper analyses thecurrent world energy status and from the perspectives of energy sources, regions, end-use sectors, thebalance of energy production and consumption, and in the context of its implications on the globalenvironmental and economic and social development by using a series of indicators such as total primaryenergy, total final energy, energy consumption and CO2 emission intensity per capita and per GDP tocompare and study. The main development trends contains depletion of fossil fuels, rapid developmentof renewable energy, aggravated environmental problems by energy-related GHG emissions, moreunbalanced and interdependent regional energy production and consumption, more efficient energyindustry; globalization and so on. This article expounds humans’ efforts to make progress in developingrenewable energy and reducing energy-related environmental impacts. In the end of the paper, worldenergy structure development and middle-term energy consumption are projected, and the generalorientations of world energy development trends in future are presented.

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2009. , 73 p.
Keyword [en]
world energy, consumption, production, source, region, end-use sector, CO2, development trends, oil, gas, coal, nuclear, renewable, electricity, Kyoto Protocol, 20-20 by 2020, security, diversification.
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Other Environmental Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-19946ISRN: LIU-IEI-TEK-A--09/00658--SEOAI: diva2:231984
2009-06-08, IKP2, A building, Linkoping University, LinKoping University, 10:15 (English)
publication of master thesisAvailable from: 2009-09-01 Created: 2009-08-18 Last updated: 2009-09-01Bibliographically approved

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