Geophysical Journal | 2006 volume 28 3

The twenty first century: production of energy, level of life, ecology, problems

© Barjakhtar V.G.

Energy production will grow quickly all over the world during the nearest decades. Comparative analysis of currently existing technologies of energy production has been given. Nuclear energy is shown to have certain advantages over "fire" technologies: much less waists, no production of green-house gases, no oxygen consumption.
Development of "fire" technologies in the XXIst century is mentioned to be prevented by environmental pollution factors: green-house effect, acidic rains, ozone holes, possible global climatic warming. Oil and gas price increase will play a decisive role in a level of these technologies development.

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