by The Open University
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It looks at ways of forecasting energy consumption and supply, and how an historical model accurately forecasted US oil supply. Looking forward, the technique of imagining energy scenarios helps scientists predict future outcomes.
Where are the oil and gas resources and is it possible to model how much is left? The pathway looks at Western Europe and explores the cost implications of switching to renewable energy sources, or to gas as its main source of energy.
|1||Future energy - video introduction||--||1:50||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||Future energy demand and supply||When you consider that the global annual consumption of primary energy increased more than ten-fold during the 20th Century, the importance of planning future energy supply becomes clear. This study unit is just one of many that can be found on LearningSp||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||Declining Oil and Gas Reserves||How long have we got before all the Earth's fossil fuels are depleted? What will happen to gas prices when the North Sea gas reserves are gone?||4:25||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Copenhagen Conference||Godfrey Boyle of The Open University on the key questions for the 2009 UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen||9:04||Free||View in iTunes|
||European energy update||Godfrey Boyle updates the preceding films and reveals how energy policies have changed over the last three years||7:58||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||Energy resources: alternative energy in perspective||Alternative energy sources are seen by many people as potential solutions to the many economic and environmental challenges posed by the current dominance of world energy supply by fossil and nucler fuels. Just how realistic are these hopes? This unit sum||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||Wave and tidal energy||Will wave energy eventually overtake wind power? A look at today's technology in operation and the offshore devices of the future.||7:07||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||Future energy quiz book||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
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Very educational. Thank you for this !
Excellent summary. Could use some updating.