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U. S. Energy Imperatives for the 1990s: Leadership, Efficiency, Environmental Responsibility and Sustained Economic Growth

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U.S. Energy Imperatives for the 1990s provides both an integrated package of recommendations for U.S. energy policy and expert background papers on the environment, energy efficiency, and energy supply development. It concludes with an essay on the critical leadership role which must be played by the United States if energy is to be responsibly used in helping to assure sustainable economic development. The policy recommendations, which were developed by some fifty experts from business, labor, the media, ...
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Overview

U.S. Energy Imperatives for the 1990s provides both an integrated package of recommendations for U.S. energy policy and expert background papers on the environment, energy efficiency, and energy supply development. It concludes with an essay on the critical leadership role which must be played by the United States if energy is to be responsibly used in helping to assure sustainable economic development. The policy recommendations, which were developed by some fifty experts from business, labor, the media, academia, and governments, stress the need for efficient use of energy, aggressive environmental action, and responsible and timely resource development. The book presents informative chapters on the need for long-term dedication to environmental excellence and the promising record ofóand outlook foróenergy efficiency. The outlook for energy supply-demand, and perspectives on liquid fuel supplies are next discussed. Differing viewpoints on governmental policies to assure an efficient and reliable electric generation are presented as well as the environmental issues associated with electricity generation and future prospects for nuclear power. Co-published with the Atlantic Council of the United States.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780819183361
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 1/29/1992
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
About the Authors
Ch. I The Policy Paper 1
Comments and dissents of Working Group members
Sect. 1 The Environment and Energy Efficiency
Ch. II Energy-Related Environmental Issues in a Global Context 67
Ch. III U.S. Energy Efficiency, Demand Management and Conservation Issues 73
Sect. 2 Energy Supply and Demand
Ch. IV Energy Commodity Supply and Demand Trends in the United States and Canada 87
Ch. V Global Energy, Electricity Futures, and Climate Change 113
Sect. 3 U.S. Oil and Gas Resources
Ch. VI Transportation Fuels 143
Ch. VII Development of U.S. Oil and Gas Resources 161
Sect. 4 Electric Industry Structure
Ch. VIII Restructuring the U.S. Electric Supply Industry 181
Ch. IX "Reforming" the U.S. Electric Industry: A Leap in the Dark 199
Sect. 5 Nuclear Power
Ch. X Action Plan for a Nuclear Renaissance 215
Sect. 6 U.S. Leadership
Ch. XI The Need for U.S. Leadership in Global Energy Policy Development 251
With a commentary 265
List of Working Group Members 273
Scope of the Report 277
General Assumptions Used in the Report 278
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