The state of Washington's firm electric power base, its vulnerable fossil fuel supply, and the possibility of obtaining Alaskan oil are discussed. Problems associated with tanker oil transportation (size economics and tanker maneuverability) from Alaska are examined, and the legislative issues are outlined. Some hydroelectric and fossil fuel power sources in the U.S. are considered, and exotic power sources such as nuclear sources, solar energy, biological sources, geothermal resources and oil shale and tar sands are briefly reviewed. The major users of energy in the Northwest are noted and graph's are used to illustrate consumption. Energy conservation is essential not only as an effective short-term solution to the present crisis, but also in buying time to develop national priorities and environmentally and economically sound methods of developing and utilizing domestic energy resources.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Washington State University, Pullman

    College of Engineering
    Pullman, WA  United States  99163
  • Authors:
    • Flaherty, D C
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 5-16
  • Serial:
    • QUEST
    • Volume: 12
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Washington State University, Pullman

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126282
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM