Faculty Advisor

Humi, Mayer


This project examined current reserves of fossil fuels and projected the lifespan before which they will be exhausted. In view of this fact and the effect fossil fuels have on the environment, we examined alternatives to these energy sources. While these alternatives presently are not economically competitive, advances in technology and rising energy prices may change this situation in the near future. Recommendations for an energy policy that will ensure ample, clean energy for the future generations have also been made.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences