Accession Number : ADA425465


Title :   2002 Industry Studies: Energy


Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Back, Joe ; Brown, Thomas ; Clemons, Scott ; Coker, David ; Escalante-Ilizaliturri, Resendo


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a425465.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2002


Pagination or Media Count : 32


Abstract : Energy is vital to our economy and way of life. U.S. energy consumption exceeds domestic supplies, which is a major factor in our national security strategy. Our future need for energy imports will become even more acute as our economy grows and domestic resources decline. Present sources of energy raise concerns over global warming, air and water pollution, and the environmental impacts of resource extraction. The critical role of energy in U.S. society demands a comprehensive, integrated energy policy. Defining such a policy will be a difficult, contentious undertaking, because there are many tough issues where the opposing arguments are sound and strongly advocated. Some of these issues will be resolved by finding win-win solutions that please all parties, but more likely, the final form of our policy will reflect bargaining and compromise. Informed by our visits with energy experts in Houston and Australia, this paper overviews each of the major sectors of the energy industry: oil, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear power, and renewables. Five short essays discuss key energy challenges: developing a national energy policy, protecting the environment, promoting the research and development of new energy technology, securing our energy infrastructure, and determining a path for electric restructuring. In each area, policy recommendations are presented, as developed by the Energy Industry Study of the 2002 Class of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. These recommendations represent the culmination of months of study, candid discussions with leaders in government and industry, and on-site assessments of the industry, both domestically and abroad.


Descriptors :   *INDUSTRIES , *NATIONAL SECURITY , *ENERGY , *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT , TEST AND EVALUATION , SOURCES , GLOBAL , INTEGRATED SYSTEMS , POLICIES , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , STRATEGY , AIR POLLUTION , WATER POLLUTION , HEATING , ELECTRICITY , NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS , RESOURCES , INFRASTRUCTURE


Subject Categories : Non-electrical Energy Conversion
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Air Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE