Energy Research at the University of Washington

Eric S. Cheney

Energy Research Area: Geology and societal importance of mineral and fuel resources

Professor Emeritus
College of the Environment
Earth and Space Sciences

My research includes the geology of uranium deposits and societal issues involving the production of fossil fuels. Contrary to popular belief, as epitomized by the concept of Hubberts’Peak (or “ peak oil”), barring political or military disasters, production of fossil fuels will not decline appreciably in coming decades. Science, technology, and economics will continue to maintain production, which is to say, that where geological resources are really found is in the minds of humans.

Record last updated on November 28th 2011 PDT.