Several new developments call for a reassessment of the U.S. energy independence strategy: (1) conservation programs have not been effectively implemented; (2) industry is not building synthetic-fuel production plants; and (3) a projected world-wide expansion of oil production may actually lead to price reductions in the 1980's followed by price increases in the 1990's. The Stanford Research Institute energy market model is used to evaluate these new developments. It indicates that acceleration of research and development on synthetic fuels and on increasing the efficiency of energy use may lead to reductions of over $100 billion in the total annual U.S. energy bill in the year 2000 and to a reduction of $30 billion in the total annual energy import bill. Since transportation is the most inefficient sector in terms of energy use, and more and more Americans seem to prefer suburban living, increasing the efficiency of the automobile is crucial. (ERA citation 01:025947)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Symposium on Alternate Fuel Resources, Santa Maria, California, 25 Mar 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Livermore

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    Livermore, CA  United States  94550
  • Authors:
    • Werth, G C
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Pagination: 13 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00146580
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-760342-2
  • Contract Numbers: W-7405-eng-48
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM