This report summarizes very briefly the activities of the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory's Energy and Resource Planning Group during FY 1978. One major focus of activity was the continued development and completion of the LLL Energy Policy Model. This model and the new computer language developed for its expression have now been fully documented. Two national transportation assessment studies using the model were completed; one addressed the potential impact of electric vehicles on energy use, and the other considered the use of alternative fuels in highway vehicles. In studies of regional and local energy issues, we examined the reasons for reduced natural gas use in California in the recent past, the potential use of Alaskan coal in California, and the projected impact of the National Energy Act of 1978 on Federal Region IX. We have continued to be concerned about the gradual decline in U.S. economic productivity and have continued studies of the relationship between R and D, productivity, and the national economy. In July 1978, responsibility for LLL's technology transfer activities was transferred to the Energy and Resource Planning Group; work on the transfer of solar energy technology to the construction industry was completed; and support to activities of the Federal Laboratory Consortium was continued.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Livermore

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    Livermore, CA  United States  94550

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Rubin, B
  • Publication Date: 1978-11-16

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  • Pagination: 29 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00198151
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM