A brief analysis is presented of the energy situation with emphasis on the petroleum situation, and suggestions are made for alternatives and reducing dependence on imports. It is noted that the need for imported petroleum products must be decreased, and domestic supplies of energy must be increased. The available crude oil must be used more efficiently than it is currently being used. Potential solutions to the petroleum problem lie in conservation, probably mandatory conservation. Allocation of energy supplies, rationing, and the application of vertical divestiture to the major oil companies are not recommended. Price tax mechanisms, conservation incentives, cessation of quantity discounts, the development of demestic supplies, the development of conventional nuclear plant facilities, the elimination of indecision on breeder reactors, case studies of impact on air quality to permit the burning of coal, a moratorium on the use of electricity, the development of energy impact statements, and governmental action to achieve conservation in the hot-mix industry are recommended.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA)

    5100 Forbes Boulevard
    Lanham, Maryland  United States  20706
  • Publication Date: 1977-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00156128
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1978 12:00AM