Abstract: This section contains the report transmittal letter, table of contents, preface, and executive summary of the study's findings and recommendations.
Abstract: This chapter examines how credible, integrated modeling efforts portray the future
world energy situation and identifies the implications of those projections. Subgroups
examined a wide range of demand data from public and aggregated proprietary sources,
making no attempt to produce a new, consensus projection. Expert teams assessed
technologies that hold potential for critical efficiency gains; coal demand and supply
trends; and how cultural, social, and economic conditions and other non-technical forces
shape energy demand.
Abstract: This chapter examines endowment, resource, and production dynamics; describes the
historical and projected energy mix; analyzes diverse public and aggregated proprietary
data sources; and considers options for energy infrastructure and delivery.
Abstract: This chapter examines how technology can significantly improve energy-use
efficiency in transportation and other sectors, while also expanding the energy industry’s
ability to find and produce resources. Expert teams assess commercial and environmental opportunities for conventional and unconventional hydrocarbons, biofuels,
nuclear, and other energy sources, noting the time frames needed to bring promising new
technologies to market. They also consider ways government and industry can cooperate
to renew the vital energy workforce.
Abstract: This chapter recognizes that the global energy resource endowment is, indeed,
enormous, but also examines “above- ground” risks such as access, resource nationalism,
security concerns, political shifts, and environmental and security considerations. These
can significantly affect the producibility, conversion, and deliverability of energy, and the
timing of needed investments. The chapter also addresses implications of carbon constraints and seeks to recast calls for “energy independence” by endorsing opportunities
for enhanced "energy security" in a truly global and inter-dependent energy market.
Abstract: This chapter considers climate, energy, and emissions concerns by examining the
natural carbon cycle in the context of global and U.S. energy sources and uses. Various
carbon management options raise new regulatory and policy implications.
Abstract: The NPC study participants developed recommendations in five
strategic areas. Study participants believe that implementing these five strategies will
enable industry and government to more adequately prepare for the hard energy truths
facing the United States and the world.
Abstract: This chapter describes how the study was organized and conducted. It describes the
participants and expert task groups, identifies cross-cutting topics that emerged,
details the data streams used for analyses, and explains how a data warehouse was
created. An important feature of the report is a survey of 24 parallel studies that were
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(July 18, 2007 NPC Meeting and Press Conference)
(38 specific subject matter papers developed or used by NPC study groups)
(data, and processing and visualization software)