Project Independence was initiated in March of 1974 to evaluate the Nation's energy problems and provide a framework for developing a national energy policy. The Project's general design and various facets are summarized in this first of twenty-five volumes. The Executive Summary, also included here, points out that the report assesses the "base case" situation through 1985, if current policies prevail. It evaluates the impacts and implications of a wide range of major energy policy alternatives. Specific policy recommendations are not made. Rather than evaluate hundreds of alternative actions, the study contrasts the broad strategic options available to the United States: increasing domestic supply, conserving and managing energy demand, establishing standby emergency programs. The strategies are evaluated in terms of their impact on: development of alternative energy sources; vulnerability to import disruptions; economic growth, inflation and unemployment; environmental effects; and regional and social impacts.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Energy Administration

    12th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20461
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 880 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139519
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM