Energy Options for the Future

John Sheffield, Stephen Obenschain, David Conover, Rita Bajura, David Greene, Marilyn Brown, Eldon Boes, Kathyrn McCarthy, David Christian, Stephen Dean, Gerald Kulcinski, P. L. Denholm

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This paper summarizes the presentations and discussion at the Energy Options for the Future meeting held at the Naval Research Laboratory in March of 2004. The presentations covered the present status and future potential for coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear, wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass energy sources and the effect of measures for energy conservation. The longevity of current major energy sources, means for resolving or mitigating environmental issues, and the role to be played by yet to be deployed sources, like fusion, were major topics of presentation and discussion.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)63-109
Number of pages47
JournalJournal of Fusion Energy
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-620-38461


  • Efficiency
  • Energy
  • Fuels
  • Fusion
  • Nuclear
  • Renewables


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