Energy Infrastructure

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Energy Infrastructure by Mind Map: Energy Infrastructure

1. Processes

1.1. Discovery

1.1.1. Seismic

1.1.2. Drilling

1.1.3. Insolation

1.1.4. Wind patterns

1.1.5. Waves

1.1.6. Currents

1.2. Extraction

1.2.1. Mining

1.2.2. Drilling

1.2.3. In-situ

1.2.3.1. Shale oil

1.2.3.2. Coal

1.2.3.3. Hydrates?

1.3. Conversion

1.3.1. Chemical

1.3.1.1. Gasification

1.3.1.2. Fischer-Tropsch

1.3.1.3. Combustion

1.3.2. Nuclear

1.3.3. Thermo-Mechanical

1.3.3.1. Steam to electric

1.3.3.2. Solar Thermal

1.3.3.3. Combustion Turbine

1.3.4. Electro-Chemical

1.3.4.1. Solar PV

1.3.5. Photosynthetic

1.3.5.1. Biomass

1.3.5.2. "Green Solar"

1.4. Transmission

1.4.1. Pipelines

1.4.1.1. Oil

1.4.1.2. Gas

1.4.1.3. CO2

1.4.2. Wires

1.4.2.1. Copper

1.4.2.2. Superconductors

1.4.3. Ships

1.4.3.1. Oil

1.4.3.2. LNG

1.4.3.3. Coal

1.4.3.4. CO2

1.4.4. Rail

1.4.4.1. Coal

1.5. Distribution

1.5.1. Pipelines

1.5.2. Wires

1.5.3. Trucks

1.6. Storage

1.6.1. Batteries

1.6.2. Pumped Hydro

1.6.3. Tanks

1.6.3.1. Oil

1.6.3.2. Natural Gas

1.6.4. Compressed Air

1.6.5. Underground Natural Gas

1.6.6. Flywheel

1.6.7. Capacitor

1.7. End-Use

1.7.1. Heat

1.7.1.1. Space

1.7.1.2. Industrial processing

1.7.2. Lighting

1.7.3. Transportation

1.7.4. Electronics

1.7.5. Motors

1.7.6. Other machines

1.8. Waste Management

1.8.1. Bi-products

1.8.1.1. Sulfur

1.8.1.2. Gypsum

1.8.1.3. Asphalt

1.8.2. Storage

1.8.2.1. Atmosphere

1.8.2.2. Ocean

1.8.2.2.1. Diffuse

1.8.2.2.2. CO2 lake

1.8.2.2.3. Sediment as hydrate

1.8.2.3. Underground

1.8.2.3.1. Nuclear

1.8.2.3.2. Gases esp. CO2

1.8.2.4. Biomass

1.8.2.4.1. Trees

1.8.2.4.2. Soils

1.8.3. Dilution

1.8.3.1. Atmosphere

1.8.3.1.1. Urban pollutants

1.8.3.2. Water

1.8.3.2.1. Thermal pollution

2. Capital Inputs

2.1. Physical

2.1.1. Equipment

2.1.1.1. Turbines

2.1.1.2. Solar cells

2.1.1.3. Boilers

2.1.1.4. Pipes

2.1.1.5. Motors

2.1.1.6. Pumps

2.1.1.7. Catalysts

2.1.2. Suppliers

2.1.2.1. Processes

2.1.2.1.1. Engineering

2.1.2.1.2. Procurement

2.1.2.1.3. Fabrication

2.1.2.1.4. Construction

2.1.2.2. Services

2.1.2.2.1. Demand-side management

2.1.2.2.2. Peak shaving

2.1.2.2.3. Emissions trading

2.1.2.2.4. Site development

2.1.2.2.5. Fuel price hedging

2.2. Financial

2.2.1. Angel

2.2.2. Venture Capital

2.2.3. Equity

2.2.4. Institutional

2.2.5. Banking

2.2.6. Markets

2.2.7. Brokers

2.2.8. Traders

2.2.9. Government

2.2.9.1. Taxes

2.2.9.2. Subsidies

3. Labor Inputs

3.1. Educated

3.1.1. University

3.1.2. Other

3.2. Outsourced

4. Knowledge Supply

4.1. Operations

4.1.1. Private Industry

4.1.2. Consultancies

4.2. RD&D

4.2.1. Existing Industry

4.2.2. Government

4.2.3. Universities

4.2.4. Entrepreneurs

5. Socio-Political

5.1. Political

5.1.1. Supply Security

5.1.1.1. Threats

5.1.1.1.1. Embargo

5.1.1.1.2. Instability

5.1.1.1.3. Terrorism

5.1.1.1.4. Natural disasters

5.1.1.2. Impacts

5.1.1.2.1. Economy

5.1.1.2.2. National Security

5.1.2. Regulatory

5.1.2.1. Siting

5.1.2.2. Operations

5.1.2.3. Decommissioning

5.1.2.4. Standards

5.1.3. Legislative

5.1.3.1. Property rights

5.1.3.1.1. Intellectual

5.1.3.1.2. Physical

5.1.3.2. Fiscal

5.1.3.2.1. Taxes

5.1.3.2.2. Subsidies

5.2. Social

5.2.1. NIMBY, NUMBY, BANANA

5.2.2. Attitude toward energy

5.2.2.1. Right to cheap gas

5.2.2.2. Environmental awareness

5.2.2.3. Security

5.2.2.3.1. MEOW - Moral Equivalent Of War

5.2.2.3.2. Middle East entanglements

5.2.2.4. Willingness to pay for clean energy

6. Dynamics

6.1. Drivers

6.1.1. Population

6.1.2. Economy

6.1.3. Policy

6.1.4. Technology

6.1.5. Values

6.1.6. Public opinion

6.2. Growth

6.3. Scale

6.4. Investment

6.5. Time scales

6.5.1. Historic

6.5.2. Future

7. Related Networks

7.1. Transportation

7.1.1. Rail

7.1.2. Roads & Vehicles

7.1.3. Shipping

7.1.4. Air

7.2. Telecommunications

7.3. Water resources

7.3.1. Hydropower

7.3.2. Water supply

7.3.3. Water treatment

7.4. Agriculture

8. Network Characteristics

8.1. Flows

8.1.1. $

8.1.2. EJ

8.2. Nodes

8.3. Hubs

8.4. Mean shortest path length

8.5. Clustering coefficient

8.6. Fraction of nodes with x deg. of connections

8.7. Type of network

8.7.1. Small world

8.7.2. Free scale

8.7.3. Random

9. Tools & Methods

9.1. Cost Benefit

9.2. Life-cycle analysis

9.3. Trade-off analysis

9.4. Geographical information systems

9.5. Other

9.6. Disciplinary Frames

9.6.1. Science/Engineering

9.6.2. Economics

9.6.3. Business

9.6.4. Operations research

9.6.5. Political Science

9.6.6. Sociology/Psychology

9.6.7. History

9.7. Modeling

9.7.1. Top-down

9.7.2. Bottom-up

9.7.3. Hybrid

9.7.4. Optimizing

9.7.5. Behavioral

9.7.6. Agent-based

9.7.7. Recursive

9.7.8. Forward-looking

10. Energy Inputs

10.1. Forms of energy carried

10.1.1. Electricity

10.1.2. Hydrogen

10.1.3. Hydrocarbons

10.1.3.1. Fossil

10.1.3.2. Biomass

10.1.4. Heat

10.2. Energy Sources

10.2.1. Intensive

10.2.1.1. Fossil

10.2.1.1.1. Coal

10.2.1.1.2. Oil

10.2.1.1.3. Gas

10.2.1.1.4. Tar sands

10.2.1.1.5. Oil shales

10.2.1.2. Nuclear

10.2.1.2.1. Fission

10.2.1.2.2. Fusion

10.2.1.3. Geothermal

10.2.2. Extensive

10.2.2.1. Hydro

10.2.2.2. Wave

10.2.2.3. Tidal

10.2.2.4. Wind

10.2.2.5. Solar

10.2.2.6. Biomass

10.2.3. Characteristics

10.2.3.1. Spatial distribution

10.2.3.2. Cost of extraction

10.2.3.3. Quantity

10.2.3.3.1. Resources

10.2.3.3.2. Reserves

10.2.3.4. Quality

10.2.3.4.1. Energy density

10.2.3.4.2. Purity

10.2.3.4.3. Intensity

11. About this map

11.1. Copyright 2007, Jim McFarland