The National Academies: What You Need To Know About Energy

The National Academies

What You Need To Know About Energy

Letter Report on Review of Research Proposals on Carbon Management (2003)

Following NRC’s report Novel Approaches to Carbon Management: Separation, Capture, Sequestration, and Conversion to Useful Products, which summarized the results of a workshop on promising lines of research, DOE then requested NRC to follow up in two ways: by providing ratings and a summary technical assessment of proposals on novel approaches to carbon management received by the DOE Office of Fossil Energy. This letter report presents a discussion of the proposal review process that the NRC committee used, along with the ratings and summary assessments.

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What do you know about energy?

Of the following fossil fuels, which is typically the least expensive for its energy content?

  • Sorry, that’s incorrect.

    In 2005, a million Btu of energy from coal cost approximately $2, versus $5 for natural gas and $10 for oil. However, prices can fluctuate due to changes in the economy and new government policies.

  • Sorry, that’s incorrect.

    In 2005, a million Btu of energy from coal cost approximately $2, versus $5 for natural gas and $10 for oil. However, prices can fluctuate due to changes in the economy and new government policies.

  • Correct!

    In 2005, a million Btu of energy from coal cost approximately $2, versus $5 for natural gas and $10 for oil. However, prices can fluctuate due to changes in the economy and new government policies.