The overarching question imparting urgency to this exploration is: Can U.S.-Russian contention in cyberspace cause the two nuclear superpowers to stumble into war? In considering this question we were constantly reminded of recent comments by a prominent U.S. arms control expert: At least as dangerous as the risk of an actual cyberattack, he observed, is cyber operations’ “blurring of the line between peace and war.” Or, as Nye wrote, “in the cyber realm, the difference between a weapon and a non-weapon may come down to a single line of code, or simply the intent of a computer program’s user.”
Zhao will present her analysis of the thermodynamic efficiency, environmental performance, and differences in capital cost and overall cost of electricity for a variety of advanced coal power technologies in the Chinese context. She will specifically discuss the economic gaps between IGCC and other advanced coal power technologies and compare twelve different power plant configurations using advanced coal power technologies.
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