This review is supposed to supply to the reader the necessary facts to judge where we stand today in terms of the energy crisis, and what has to be done to save humanity from a catastrophic energy shortage.

chapter 1|2 pages


chapter 2|14 pages

Energy and Human Development

chapter 3|12 pages

Population Changes and Energy Requirements

chapter 4|8 pages

Entropy and the Industrial Society

chapter 5|6 pages

Main Sources of Energy

chapter 7|14 pages

Reserves of Nonrenewable Energy Sources

chapter 8|8 pages

Renewable Energy Sources

chapter 9|4 pages

Nuclear vs. Chemical Energy Sources

chapter 11|8 pages

Fusion vs. Fission Energy Sources

chapter 12|6 pages

Status of Fusion Energy Sources

chapter 13|10 pages

Technical Status Of Solar Energy Sources

chapter 15|4 pages


chapter 16|2 pages

Solar Energy Satellites

chapter 17|6 pages

Hydrogen Production

chapter 18|4 pages

Hydrogen as a Storage Medium

chapter 19|4 pages

Hydrogen as a Main Energy Carrier

chapter 20|6 pages

Progress in the Design of Batteries

chapter 21|6 pages

The Electric Car

chapter 22|6 pages

Comparison of Energy Gain Figures

chapter 23|10 pages

Environmental Impact

chapter 24|8 pages

Energy and Industrial Development