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Energy expert reviews global energy issues at Institute of Creativity's distinguished lecture

2012.11.5

Professor Salenҫon shares his insights on global energy issues

The Institute of Creativity and the Faculty of Science invited Professor Jean Salenҫon, Professor Emeritus, École Polytechnique, Paris, and former president of the French Academy of Sciences, to give a lecture on "Energy issues" on 1 November.

 

Professor Salenҫon said the most serious energy challenge the world currently facing is the inescapable increase in global energy demand due to both the growth of the world's population and the necessity of providing all countries with more equitable access to energy.

 

He said the "energy mix" concept which emphasised the necessity of a balanced recourse to all energy resources may be an answer to the challenge and could be a way to cope with constraints such as security and durability of supply, and with political and economic requirements.

 

Professor Salenҫon also shared his views on the exploitation of shale gas, tight oil, the post-Fukushima handling of electricity production as well as renewable energy.