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This edition was published in by H.W. Wilson in New York.

Written in English

180 pages

Discusses the present and future status of energy sources in America, focusing on natural gas, oil, solar power, and nuclear energy.

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Energy and conservation

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Although the crisis prompted by the sharp increase in OPEC oil prices in the 1970s has passed, energy has continued to be a national concern in the 1980s. The crisis dramatized the hazards of dependency on foreign oil, but the country at present lacks a well-thought-out energy policy, and new problems loom in the near future. When the high price of oil was followed by an oil glut, the US oil industry suffered economic reverses and has restricted its search for new petroleum reserves. As a result, the nation is once again becoming dependent on imported oil. Moreover, there are limits to the amount of oil still obtainable in the US, making alternative sources of energy a prime consideration. Nuclear power, once forecast as an energy source that would not only compete with oil but eventually replace it, has proved disillusioning. The soaring costs of nuclear plant construction and decommissioning, the question of the safety of the nuclear plants -- especially following the incident at Three Mile Island, and the still unresolved problem of nuclear waste have shaken public confidence in the industry. No nuclear plants have begun construction in more than ten years, and no new plants are presently envisioned. - Preface.

Discusses the present and future status of energy sources in America, focusing on natural gas, oil, solar power, and nuclear energy.

Energy and conservation

This edition was published in by H.W. Wilson in New York.


Edition Description

Discusses the present and future status of energy sources in America, focusing on natural gas, oil, solar power, and nuclear energy.

Table of Contents

Part one : Oil.
Lower oil prices fuel concern / James MacKenzie
The great Texas oil bust / Daniel Pederson
Oil drip / New Republic
The next oil crisis / Commonweal
Get ready for the coming oil crisis / John Paul Newport
Part two : Nuclear energy.
The future of nuclear power / Russ Manning
Dim hopes for nuclear power / Daniel Kirshner
Nuclear power's burdened future / Christopher Flavin
U.S. nuclear power in the next twenty years / Bernard I. Spinrad
As Shoreham goes / Nation
Part three : Natural gas, coal, hydroelectricity.
America's plentiful energy resource / David Osborne
An old favorite returns / John DeMont
Scrubber scrapper / Edward C. Baig
Coal-fired power plants for the future / Richard E. Balzhiser, Kurt E. Yeager
Low-head hydropower for local use / Peter Kakela, Gary Chilson, William Patric
Hydro : past or future? / Sarah Cliffe
Part four : Solar energy, nuclear fusion, conservation.
Solar energy : getting hotter / James Cook
A bright spot on the solar scene / Robert Pool
Fusion : fuel for the future? / Anon.
Fusion illusion? / Michael D. Lemonick
What ever happened to energy conservation? / Seth Zuckerman
Energy efficiency : less means more / Janet Raloff

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Series
The Reference shelf ; v. 61, no. 4

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
333.79/16
Library of Congress
HD9502.A2 E5385 1989

The Physical Object

Pagination
180 p.
Number of pages
180
Dimensions
19 x x centimeters

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL2196967M
Internet Archive
energyconservati00long
ISBN 10
0824207831
ISBN 13
9780824207830
LC Control Number
89016649
Library Thing
6355662
Goodreads
4647976

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