U.S. Energy Resources, a Review as of 1972: A Background Paper, Part 1

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1974 - Energy policy - 267 pages

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Page 217 - Proved Reserves of Crude Oil. Proved reserves of crude oil as of December 31 of any given year are the estimated quantities of all liquids statistically defined as crude oil, which geological and engineering data demonstrate with reasonable certainty to be recoverable in future years from known reservoirs under existing economic and operating conditions.
Page 5 - These facts are the basis for what is known as the law of conservation of energy, or the first law of thermodynamics.
Page 3 - С calorie is defined as the amount of heat that will raise the temperature of 1 gram of water from 14.5 to 15.5° C, measured to be 4.1855 joules.
Page 35 - I (1914), the second from the beginning of World War I to the end of World War II (1914-45) , and the third from 1945 to the present.
Page 12 - ... x 10" thermal watts of tidal power from the combined kinetic and potential energy of the earth-moon-sun system. Of these inputs of thermal power, that from solar energy is overwhelmingly the largest, exceeding the sum of the other two by a factor of more than 5,000. Of the solar input, about 30%, the earth's albedo, is directly reflected and scattered into outer space, leaving the earth as...
Page 186 - In a paper given before the annual general meeting of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, held in...
Page 76 - Because of the similarity between the two curves, the discovery curve gives an approximate preview of the behavior of the production curve by the time-lead interval AŁ.
Page 22 - There, ten 5.000hp turbines were installed for the generation of AC power, which was transmitted a distance of 26 miles to the city of Buffalo. The subsequent growth of hydroelectric power in the United States is shown in Figure 27 and that for the world in Figure 28. In the United States, by 1970, the installed hydroelectric power capacity amounted to 53,000 megawatts, which is 32...
Page 173 - Personally, I am confident that for millennia to come we can continue to develop the mineral supplies needed to maintain a high level of living for those who now enjoy it and to raise it for the impoverished people of our own country and world.
Page 207 - ... his particular energy source. The short text accompanying each diagram outlines the method of estimation or the source of the estimate and defines the characteristics of each estimate. Where appropriate, comparisons with other estimates are also given. Resources, as used here, include all rocks and minerals (including their contained heat for geothermal sources) potentially usable by man.