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Energy Infrastructure by Mind Map: Energy Infrastructure
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Energy Infrastructure

Processes

Discovery

Seismic

Drilling

Insolation

Wind patterns

Waves

Currents

Extraction

Mining

Drilling

In-situ, Shale oil, Coal, Hydrates?

Conversion

Chemical, Gasification, Fischer-Tropsch, Combustion

Nuclear

Thermo-Mechanical, Steam to electric, Solar Thermal, Combustion Turbine

Electro-Chemical, Solar PV

Photosynthetic, Biomass, "Green Solar"

Transmission

Pipelines, Oil, Gas, CO2

Wires, Copper, Superconductors

Ships, Oil, LNG, Coal, CO2

Rail, Coal

Distribution

Pipelines

Wires

Trucks

Storage

Batteries

Pumped Hydro

Tanks, Oil, Natural Gas

Compressed Air

Underground Natural Gas

Flywheel

Capacitor

End-Use

Heat, Space, Industrial processing

Lighting

Transportation

Electronics

Motors

Other machines

Waste Management

Bi-products, Sulfur, Gypsum, Asphalt

Storage, Atmosphere, Ocean, Diffuse, CO2 lake, Sediment as hydrate, Underground, Nuclear, Yucca Mountain, Gases esp. CO2, Depleted oil and gas reservoir, Saline Aquifer, Biomass, Trees, Soils

Dilution, Atmosphere, Urban pollutants, Water, Thermal pollution

Capital Inputs

Physical

Equipment, Turbines, Solar cells, Boilers, Pipes, Motors, Pumps, Catalysts

Suppliers, Processes, Engineering, Procurement, Fabrication, Construction, Services, Demand-side management, Peak shaving, Emissions trading, Site development, Fuel price hedging

Financial

Angel

Venture Capital

Equity

Institutional

Banking

Markets

Brokers

Traders

Government, Taxes, Subsidies

Labor Inputs

Educated

University

Other

Outsourced

Knowledge Supply

Operations

Private Industry

Consultancies

RD&D

Existing Industry

Government

Universities

Entrepreneurs

Socio-Political

Political

Supply Security, Threats, Embargo, Instability, Terrorism, Natural disasters, Impacts, Economy, National Security

Regulatory, Siting, Operations, Decommissioning, Standards

Legislative, Property rights, Intellectual, Physical, Fiscal, Taxes, Subsidies

Social

NIMBY, NUMBY, BANANA

Attitude toward energy, Right to cheap gas, Environmental awareness, Security, MEOW - Moral Equivalent Of War, Middle East entanglements, Willingness to pay for clean energy

Dynamics

Drivers

Population

Economy

Policy

Technology

Values

Public opinion

Growth

Scale

Investment

Time scales

Historic

Future

Related Networks

Transportation

Rail

Roads & Vehicles

Shipping

Air

Telecommunications

Water resources

Hydropower

Water supply

Water treatment

Agriculture

Network Characteristics

Flows

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EJ

Nodes

Hubs

Mean shortest path length

Clustering coefficient

Fraction of nodes with x deg. of connections

Type of network

Small world

Free scale

Random

Tools & Methods

Cost Benefit

Life-cycle analysis

Trade-off analysis

Geographical information systems

Other

Disciplinary Frames

Science/Engineering

Economics

Business

Operations research

Political Science

Sociology/Psychology

History

Modeling

Top-down

Bottom-up

Hybrid

Optimizing

Behavioral

Agent-based

Recursive

Forward-looking

Energy Inputs

Forms of energy carried

Electricity

Hydrogen

Hydrocarbons, Fossil, Biomass

Heat

Energy Sources

Intensive, Fossil, Coal, Anthracite, Bituminous, Sub-Bituminous, Lignite, Oil, Conventional, Unconventional, Gas, Conventional, Stranded, Coal bed methane, Hydrates, Tar sands, Oil shales, Nuclear, Fission, Fusion, Geothermal

Extensive, Hydro, Wave, Tidal, Wind, Solar, Biomass

Characteristics, Spatial distribution, Cost of extraction, Quantity, Resources, Reserves, Quality, Energy density, Purity, Intensity, Wind speed, Insolation

About this map

Copyright 2007, Jim McFarland