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Future energy demand and supply
Future energy demand and supply

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • summarise the difficulties of forecasting energy demand

  • assess the importance of political and economic issues, as well as geological and environmental factors, in determining trends in energy use

  • outline some of the contrasting scenarios for energy supply in the twenty-first century, and discuss evolving technologies that could play a part in future energy systems

  • appreciate the environmental consequences of society’s current energy use, and the challenges of developing sustainable energy supply.