ENERGY, NATURAL RESOURCES, AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN THE EIGHTIES

This report of the panel concludes that U.S. energy policy for the 1980s should be directed, as the first order of business, toward achieving far higher levels of energy efficiency. This offers the most significant opportunities for meeting the rising demand for energy. The conservation of energy through old and new techniques and technologies ought to be regarded as an alternative source of supply, especially in meeting the demand for liquid fuel. In the 1970s the U.S. entered into a long-term commitment to restore and protect the quality of the environment. Significant results have been achieved; but the 1980s will be characterized by a greater appreciation of the magnitude of the task. Pursuit of environmental objectives may result in clashes with other national goals. The environmental goals of the 1970s are likely to remain the goals for the 1980s, but the methods used to attain them might be changed. Moderation in the demand for raw energy may be the most effective means of protecting environmental quality. This report examines the consumption and supply patterns, energy pricing and policy options of the 1970s and 1980s, and the case, and opportunities for conservation. The report also discusses the environmental challenge with reference to toxic substances, land use, the global challenge, regulations and incentives, costs and benefits, and environmental mediation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    President's Comm for Natl Agenda for the Eighties

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Pagination: 57 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334917
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM