TITLE

The nation's energy dilemma

AUTHOR(S)
Krenz, Jerrold H.
PUB. DATE
May 1981
SOURCE
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;May1981, Vol. 37 Issue 5, p31
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the U.S. energy dilemma regarding the production and use of energy. Policies regarding effective use of energy have received little attention despite decline in production of natural oil and gas, and the large initial investments needed for free energy inputs including solar energy. The nation's energy demands can be met by focusing on intelligent energy consumption by society. Fossil fuels are limited, and energy sufficiency would be difficult to achieve as major technological advancements are needed for replacing natural fuels. The author suggests that efficient energy use can be made possible by increasing awareness about energy wastage, and formulation of a realistic national energy policy.
ACCESSION #
24227177

 

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