This book is a culmination of a 2-yr, $4 million inquiry into the nation's energy crisis. Its authors--a team of economists, lawyers, writers, scientists, and engineers--were brought specially together by the Ford Foundation to identify the nation's energy policy choices. Their principal finding is that the U.S. can balance its energy budget, control pollution, and avoid reliance on insecure oil sources abroad by slowing its growth rate in energy consumption. In fact, our energy growth can be trimmed to about 2 percent a year or, in time, even to zero without adversely affecting the economy. Among the prime candidates for energy belt-tightening are the American automobile as well as homes, offices, and factories. Topics discussed are: the energy industry's political and economic clout, nuclear energy problems--including the breeder reactor--and coal strip mining, to name but a few. Specific actions are recommended.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ballinger Publishing Company

    17 Dunster Street, Harvard Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02138
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Pagination: 511 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096643
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ASME Journal of Mechanical Engineering
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1975 12:00AM