Current Resources and an Investigation into Alternatives for the Future

Anderson, Tristan Glenroy (2007). Current Resources and an Investigation into Alternatives for the Future B.Sc Thesis, School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Anderson, Tristan Glenroy
Thesis Title Current Resources and an Investigation into Alternatives for the Future
School, Centre or Institute School of Engineering
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2007
Thesis type B.Sc Thesis
Supervisor Dmitry Saulov
Total pages 64
Language eng
Subjects 09 Engineering
0913 Mechanical Engineering
Formatted abstract
In a period of fluctuating energy prices, inaccessibility and resource shortages it is important to plan for Australia' s energy future. To help formulate this plan an investigation into the current fossil fuel energy resources is necessary, so that projections of resource sustainability can be determined. An analysis of possible alternative resources is required to determine the most suitable alternative prior to the eventual exhaustion of fossil fuels.

Fossil fuels under analysis are crude oil, natural gas and black and brown coal. Consumption and production trends are evaluated and employed in a projection model developed by the Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics (ABARE) (refer Section 2.5). The projected sustainability of the individual resources is determined based on a number of economic categories (refer Table 4). Table 1 presents the total maximum projected sustainability of fossil fuel consumption remaining in Australia.                            .................................................................................................................................. 
Keyword sustainability
alternative resources
Energy & Fuels
Wind energy
Solar Photovoltaic

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