The purpose of the report is to discuss the contribution that can be made to the nation's energy requirements by (1) energy resources that are projected to provide relatively little usable energy during the 1971-1985 period as compared with the major resources--oil and gas, coal, nuclear energy, oil shale, and tar sands, (2) processes that can increase the efficiency of fossil-fuel energy utilization for the generation of electric power, and (3) alternative or unconventional energy forms. The task group investigated hydropower--a primary energy resource, the full potential of which is largely developed--and geothermal energy, which is generally undeveloped at present but will make a larger though relatively insignificant contribution by 1985. Utilization of other primary energy resources investigated--agriculture, solar, tidal, and municipal trash--are still in the research and development stage.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Petroleum Council

    1625 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20006
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Pagination: 193 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072581
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ASME Journal of Mechanical Engineering
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1976 12:00AM