ENERGY. A CRISIS IN POWER

America's appetite for energy--and particularly for electric power--is voracious. Some resource planners predict the production of power will continue to double every ten years just to meet the demand. But at what cost to the U.S. environment when fossil fuels pollute the air, hydropower plants destroy rivers and the "nukes" pose hazards that continue to be debated in every nuke-served community? Energy explores this dilemma on two levels. First, a scientist examines the sources and consumption of energy in the United States and describes how the production of power inevitably leaves its mark upon the environment. Then a journalist takes over, reporting on the remarkable efforts of concerned citizens to protect the environment from the ravages of power-triggered air, water and landscape pollution. Together, their observations raise hope that the United States can find a rational solution to its energy crisis.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Sierra Club

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  • Authors:
    • Holdren, J P
    • Herrera
  • Publication Date: 1971

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 252 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054766
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Sierra Club
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Book
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 24 1974 12:00AM