publication . Thesis . 2008

Nuclear and solar energy implications for homeland security

Thibeaux, Allen L.;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Dec 2008
  • Publisher: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Abstract
In the eyes of many experts, the world is moving away from oil as a cheap energy source. As this future unfolds, the United States may perform a leading role as the planet's premier energy consumer. Solar and nuclear power provide possibilities for this future which represent the extremes in terms of energy supply. The question this thesis asks is: what are the security implications of a substantial shift in energy policy in either a solar or nuclear direction? The analysis begins with a question, "What is a substantial shift?", and defines substantial in terms of energy shortage, energy independence, and climate change. The proposed energy futures to match thes...
Subjects
free text keywords: Energy consumption, National security, Nuclear energy, Solar energy
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