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Technology '89: power and energy

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Significant developments during 1988 are reviewed. Growing demand for electrical power in the US is motivating the use of technologies, such as high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) transmissions. Significant milestones were reached in so called clean-coal combustion technology, the use of batteries for storing energy for times of peak demand, and the efficient conversion of solar energy. Concerns for the earth's climate and environment, particularly global warming, has meant a much-needed boost for projects to develop safer nuclear reactors. Plans to further utilize two of the world's great hydro resources, the Amazon basin in Brazil and James Bay in Quebec, Canada, were advanced.<>

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Spectrum, IEEE  (Volume:26 ,  Issue: 1 )