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GFI/BCCR Seminar | Igor Esau: Environmental impact of energy generation, distribution and consumption in the modern world

Igor Esau (NERSC)

Environmental impact of energy generation, distribution and consumption in the modern world

Abstract

This lecture will review environmental impact of the energy cycles created by humanity. It will consider both the direct energy use impact (heating) and its numerous indirect impacts on the earth's climate. It will discuss limited resources for renewable energy and the effective use of those resources within the economic concept of externality.