Accession Number : ADA108263


Title :   Energy Policies for Resilience and National Security.


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : FRIENDS OF THE EARTH INC SAN FRANCISCO CA


Personal Author(s) : Lovins,Amory B ; Lovins,L Hunter


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a108263.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1981


Pagination or Media Count : 322


Abstract : The vulnerabilities of the U.S. energy system to accidental or deliberate disruptions are analyzed generically and specifically and shown to be disturbingly large. Since they arise from reliance on highly centralized technologies, increasing such reliance is likely to increase national energy vulnerability. A more efficient, diverse, dispersed, renewable energy system is shown to be inherently more resilient, to make major failures impossible, and to be compatible with consistent adherence to free-market principles. (Author)


Descriptors :   *POLICIES , *NATIONAL SECURITY , *ENERGY , *ELECTRIC POWER , DISASTERS , EMERGENCIES , ECONOMICS , VULNERABILITY , COSTS , PLANNING , RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS , NUCLEAR REACTORS , CATASTROPHIC CONDITIONS , TERRORISM , DECENTRALIZATION , ENERGY MANAGEMENT , ACCIDENTS , RESILIENCE , SABOTAGE , POSTATTACK OPERATIONS


Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE