STUDY OF THE IMPORTANCE OF ENERGY R, D AND D FOR THE UNITED STATES

The Stanford Research Institute Energy Model (modified to include new energy technologies and revised data-base information) was used to examine and evaluate the potential benefits of energy research, development, and demonstration (R, D and D) to the United States. Six different scenarios were examined, and, based on the findings, it is concluded that: (1) implementation of the results of successful R, D and D/conservation programs could have large economic benefit to the country; (2) application of lower-cost synthetic-fuel-production processes resulting from successful supply R, D and D could substantially reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil and stabilize energy prices; (3) introduction of the results of successful highway-transportation R,D and D potentially could save twice as much liquid fuel as any other end-use market; and (4) new fuels (e.g., methanol, electricity, and hydrogen) could penetrate the automotive market, if advanced engine types were available. (ERA citation 02:020226)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Livermore

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    Livermore, CA  USA  94550

    Energy Research and Development Administration

    20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Sussman, S S
    • Rubin, B
    • Cooper, R L
    • Nesbitt, D M
  • Publication Date: 1976-10-6

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  • Pagination: 79 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00158738
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM