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  Energy - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Energy of physical system in a certain given state is defined as the amount of work (W) needed to change the state of the system from some initial position, known as the reference state or reference level, to a specific or final position.
In contrast to kinetic energy, which is the energy of a system due to its motion, or the internal motion of its particles, the potential energy of a system is the energy associated with the spatial configuration of its components and their interaction with each other.
Future energy development, for example of renewable energy, may be key to avoiding the effects of global warming.
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 ScienceDaily: Future energy development   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Energy development is the ongoing effort to provide abundant and accessible energy, through knowledge, skills and constructions.
Kinetic energy as it is mathematically written is the "classic statement" of: Kinetic energy is equal to half the mass of an...
Future energy development -- Energy development is the ongoing effort to provide abundant and accessible energy, through knowledge, skills and constructions.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/Future_energy_development   (1504 words)

Energy sources are substances or processes with concentrations of energy at a high enough potential to be feasibly encouraged to convert to lower energy forms under human control for human benefit.
Except for nuclear fuels, tidal energy and geothermal energy, all terrestrial energy sources are from current solar insolation or from fossil remains of plant and animal life that relied directly and indirectly upon sunlight, respectively.
Fossil fuels, in terms of energy, involve the burning of coal or hydrocarbon fuels, which are the remains of the decomposition of plants and animals.
www.solarnavigator.net /alternative_energy.htm   (5130 words)

 Future energy development Totally Explained
Future energy development faces great challenges due to an increasing world population, demands for higher standards of living, demands for less pollution and a much-discussed end to fossil fuels.
Almost all forms of terrestrial energy, such as fossil fuels, solar, wind, ocean thermal, and hydropower, can be traced back to energy received from the sun's fusion reactions.
In the long-term future space exploration could yield a number of energy sources, though they're unlikely to be relevant in tackling humanity's current difficulties with energy sources.
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 EERE News: Future U.S. Energy Use Depends on Efficiency, Renewables
U.S. energy demand is expected to increase 32 percent from 2000 to 2020, according to DOE's Energy Information Administration (EIA), but the forecast could change with faster or slower penetration of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.
Energy efficiency is measured at the national level by "energy intensity," that is, the amount of energy used per dollar of gross domestic product (GDP).
The publication, "Energy Needs, Choices and Possibilities," examines two possible scenarios for future energy development — one in which there is an evolutionary progression to new energy sources, and one in which society moves toward a hydrogen economy.
www.eere.energy.gov /news/news_detail.cfm/news_id=5797   (348 words)

 Future energy security will require development :: ENN
WASHINGTON — Future energy security will require development of new nuclear power plants, coal that is less polluting and tougher federal requirements on automobile fuel economy, a nonpartisan panel of energy experts says.
The privately funded panel, charged two years ago with developing a consensus energy blueprint for the country, concludes in a report being issued Wednesday that the government will need to spend billions of dollars to ensure future energy security.
The recommendations of the 16-member National Commission on Energy Policy are viewed as significant because the commission includes a wide cross-section of energy experts, including Republicans and Democrats, industry executives, environmentalists, labor leaders and former government officials involved in energy issues.
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 ICCP 2001 - Prospect of Cleaner Energy Development in China
The trend of energy end-use consumption demand is to optimize energy mix, increase the proportion of power generation and develop and utilize natural gas, new energy and renewable energy.
Depended on present biomass energy, the research and development of new technology and equipment for reducing pollutant emission, protecting environment and improving people’s living standard in rural areas are both market demand and focal point of the cleaner energy technology development.
The development of cleaner energy technology involves many factors such as capital, technology, policy, etc. It is suggested that the departments concerned organize the scientific research to encourage the development of advanced technology for promoting actively the economic and social development.
www.chinacp.com /eng/cpconfer/iccp01/iccp38.html   (3072 words)

 Coal to remain top energy source for China
"Development of coal and electricity is the core of the development of China's energy industry," said Wang Jiacheng, deputy director of the Industrial Economics and Technical Economics Institute under the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).
The energy plan had been approved by the State Council, which had also approved a plan to enhance railway transportation capacity to alleviate supply bottlenecks caused by a lack of transportation facilities, the paper said.
While China has started "clean and green energy" projects and even passed a Renewable Energy Law on February 28, it is just in the earlier stages of harnessing the sun, wind, water and nuclear energy as important sources of power.
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 Energy Future Coalition
We are focused currently on public education campaigns, such as the publication of Why Energy Matters, a layman's booklet that identifies, in a clear and concise way, the challenges and opportunities the U.S. faces with regards to energy policy (www.whyenergymatters.org).
The U.S. Council on Energy and Development, a coalition of leaders from U.S. industry and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to build capacity and strategies for alleviating global energy poverty.
The Energy Future Coalition's members agree that there is enormous economic potential in moving to a cleaner, more energy efficient economy.
www.energyfuturecoalition.org /preview.cfm?catID=39   (1256 words)

 China reveals future energy technology development plan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The three critical development projects include a IGCC demonstration project, a 1 megawatt grid-connected photovoltaic power system, and a solar thermal power generation demonstration project.
Meng Xiangan, secretary of China Solar Energy Association, said that China's Renewable Energy Law implemented at the beginning of this year attached great importance to power generation application of renewable energy including solar energy.
As for the development direction of photovoltaic power projects, Meng said that more grid-connected projects, rather than independent photovoltaic systems, should be built to benefit their profitability.
www.ccchina.gov.cn /en/NewsInfo.asp?NewsId=6620   (214 words)

 Energy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The US energy policy is wasteful, unfairly subsidizes oil, coal and gas companies, and increases America's reliance on foreign oil and gas.
Because of lavish subsidies given to the fossil fuel industry, the development of wind, solar, and other renewable resources is proceeding slowly, despite technological innovations that are making these energy sources more economical.
The program is designed to help farmers develop much needed new income streams from renewable energy such as wind, biomass, and solar energy, and to help meet the nation’s critical energy needs in an environmentally sustainable way.
www.worc.org /issues/energy.html   (499 words)

 WorldChanging: Tools, Models and Ideas for Building a Bright Green Future: Energy For Development 2004
November 24, 2004 5:19 PM Energy for Development 2004 sounds like a conference which could have significantly WorldChanging results.
Energy is the key to economic development, poverty reduction and environmental sustainability.
By 2050, energy demand could double or triple as population rises and developing countries expand their economies and overcome poverty, according to the recently published WBCSD report ‘Facts & Trends to 2050: Energy and climate change’.
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 Securing Australia's Energy Future   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Renewable Energy Development Initiative (REDI) - $100 million over seven years, comprising $50 million new funding and $50 million from the Commercial Ready Programme, will be allocated to promote strategic development of renewable energy technologies, systems and processes that have strong commercial potential.
Intermittent Energy Storage - $20 million will be provided to support development of advanced electricity storage technologies for renewable energy, including batteries, electro-mechanical and chemical storage.
Important renewable energy technologies, including wind and solar, produce electricity intermittently, which can reduce their attractiveness and ability to contribute to the electricity system.
www.dpmc.gov.au /publications/energy_future/factsheets/factsheet_3.htm   (370 words)

 ScienceDaily: Renewable Energy News
Renewable energy -- Renewable energy (sources) or RES capture their energy from existing flows of energy, from on-going natural processes, such as sunshine, wind, flowing water, biological processes, and geothermal heat...
Solar radiation -- Solar radiation is radiant energy emitted by the sun, particularly electromagnetic energy.
Water turbines were developed in the nineteenth century and were widely used for industrial power prior to electrical grids.
www.sciencedaily.com /news/earth_climate/renewable_energy/display=summaries&page=5   (1352 words)

 UNESCAP (Environment and Sustainable Development Division)
The objective of UNESCAP's energy activities is to strengthen the capacity of member and associate member countries to achieve sustainable energy development.
The objective is pursued through two main tiers of operation: facilitation of policy dialogues and technical assistance activities on energy for sustainable development.
The secretariat is serving as an interim secretariat for a Steering Committee to work towards a collaborative framework for energy cooperation in North-East Asia to realize the great potential for trade and exchange of energy in the region.
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