Faculty Advisor

Humi, Mayer.

Abstract

This project considered the imminent depletion of the world's fossil fuel supply. Impacts of fossil fuel usage on the environment and humanity have been studied in depth. Alternative, environmentally friendly, sustainable energy sources, primarily wind and solar, were investigated as possible solutions. The economic and technical feasibility of implementing these sources and their potential impact on the energy market were researched. A system dynamics model was developed to simulate the relationships between the essential factors affecting the global energy market.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

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