ANALYSIS OF THE PROPOSED NATIONAL ENERGY PLAN

Major conclusions regarding supply, demand, and societal impacts are discussed, and an overall perspective on the Plan and its policy implications is presented. It is noted that the Plan's domestic oil, natural gas, and coal production targets represent the upper limits of capacity and are not likely to be achieved. Clarification of the uranium supply question is essential to an orderly expansion of nuclear power based on light water reactors. To achieve these levels of supply, environmental goals will have to be reconciled with the Plan's power supply. The promotion of energy conservation primarily by moving energy prices toward replacement costs is crucial to national energy policy. However the Plan's overall conservation goals are modest. The goals in transportation may not be met unless transportation is addressed as a total system. Stronger measures could produce even greater savings in the residential and commercial sector than the Plan seeks to achieve.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Office of Technology Assessment

    119 D Street, NE
    Washington, DC  USA  20510
  • Publication Date: 1977-8

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 243 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00164078
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Rept. No. OTA-E-61
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1977 12:00AM