While most of the attention given to the energy crisis has been on short term fuel supply problems, the steady construction of buildings and development of systems which are energy intensive can only create extremely difficult problems in years ahead. It is proposed that there be a dramatic reduction in total energy needs. The major deterrent to change is that political and economic forces which determine decisions and actions are controlled by the short-range influences of the economic marketplace. Institutions seem incapable of responding to long-range problems and needs. The author concludes that this generation will have to depart from the previous practice of passing the hard problems on to the next generation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Conta, L D
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

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  • Accession Number: 00099809
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM