: What do we need to know to start to develop an energy policy?
What are present days sources of energy and what are their relative importance?
How do fossil fuels form
Fossil fuels from a system perspective
How much is there
Hubbert curves and resource use/depletion
Consumption rates versus estimates of undiscovered oil
The temptation of coal
The geopolitical distribution of fossil fuels, and energy sources
What are 'green' (environmentally friendly) sources of energy (and how green are they)?
Ethanol and biofuels
How much 'energy' is to be found in efficiency, and behavioral changes