ENERGY ALTERNATIVES: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS

This report develops a methodology for systematically identifying, assessing, and comparing energy alternatives in environmental impact statements (EIS). The report provides descriptions and data on the major energy resource systems in the United States and suggests procedures for using these descriptions and data. The study consists of two major parts. Part I contains descriptions of the coal, oil shale, crude oil, natural gas, tar sands, nuclear fission, nuclear fusion, geothermal energy, hydroelectric power, organic wastes, and solar energy resource systems plus descriptions of electric power generation and energy consumption. Each resource system description contains data and information on energy efficiencies, environmental residuals and economic costs. Part II describes procedures for using the descriptions and data contained in Part I in systematically evaluating and comparing the residuals, efficiencies, and economic costs of a proposed energy action and its alternatives, and suggests procedures for impact analysis.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Oklahoma, Norman

    Science and Public Policy Program
    Norman, OK  United States  73019-0390

    Federal Energy Administration

    12th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20461

    National Science Foundation

    1800 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20550

    Energy Research and Development Administration

    20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Council on Environmental Quality

    722 Jackson Place, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20006

    Environmental Protection Agency

    401 M Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20460

    Federal Power Commission

    Bureau of Natural Gas, 825 North Capitol Street, NE
    Washington, DC  United States  20426
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 706 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094311
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FEA/D-75/661
  • Contract Numbers: EQ4AC034
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1977 12:00AM