Key Elements of a National Energy Policy: Hearing Before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred First Congress, Second Session ... October 2, 1990, Band 4

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1991 - 189 Seiten
 

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Seite 31 - OTA is examining historic changes in US energy supply and demand and the ability of previous forecasts to anticipate these changes. Next, the study will describe current forecasts for the next 15 to 25 years and identify their underlying assumptions. The study will then identify and evaluate the primary sources of technical uncertainties in the forecasts. The sources of technical uncertainty include: economic growth rates and patterns; new energy supply, conservation, and end use technologies; geologic...
Seite 28 - February 1983; NTIS order #PB 83-180 547. Increased Automobile Fuel Efficiency and Synthetic Fuels: Alternatives for Reducing Oil Imports.
Seite 11 - On no one quality, on no one process, on no one country, on no one company, on no one route, and on no one oil field must we be dependent.
Seite 18 - US oil production and the scarcity of new opportunities for finding large new oil fields within the lower 48 leads some to suggest that the federal government open to exploratory drilling and development a number of promising areas currently off-limits to such activities. The oil industry considers the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to be the United States...
Seite 17 - Longer term progress, beyond the year 2000, could be much larger if strong continual incentives for fuel economy are brought to bear on the industry. If Congress believes that even larger gains in fuel economy are necessary beyond that which can be achieved with strictly technical fixes, then it could mandate a basic shift in the size and performance of the fleet either through regulatory or economic means. Because today's auto purchasers feel free to choose among both the automobile fleet and the...
Seite 18 - US territory that, for a few decades, could deliver several hundred thousand barrels of crude oil per day to the lower 48 States. Groups opposing development view the coastal plain as a unique and invaluable Arctic ecosystem and wilderness area, and are convinced that development would destroy the plain's wilderness character and seriously damage its wildlife and other environmental values. They also point out that relatively modest investments in energy efficiency could result in saving a similar...
Seite 18 - Clearly, as one can see from the figures, vigorous and sustained efforts would be required to hold down oil import dependence over the next several decades— even to a level of 50 percent.
Seite 18 - ... plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to be the United States' most promising remaining prospect for finding giant oil fields, and they have made it the central focus of the debate for opening new areas for commercial exploitation. The Department of Interior has estimated that ANWR has a 19 percent chance of containing economically recoverable oil, with a mean estimated oil volume of...
Seite 17 - ... consumer preference for increased vehicle acceleration, size, and other characteristics that conflict with improved fuel economy. OTA believes that there is a substantial potential for further fuel economy increases through purely technological means (ie, without diminishing consumer choice), but the magnitude of this potential within the next decade is not what we would like it to be.
Seite 15 - Fortunately, these can provide good jobs and important new economic activity and strength at home. To the extent that we improve efficiency, supplies will last longer, economic competitiveness...

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