Accession Number:

ADA263300

Title:

Meeting the Energy Challenges of the 1990s. Experts Define the Key Policy Issues.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

196.0

Abstract:

A major issue facing the nation is securing sufficient and reliable future energy supplies to meet the increased U.S. Energy demand projected for the 1990s. Key questions in the energy supply and demand equation include Does the United States have sufficient fossil fuel supplies-coal, oil, and natural gas-to meet growing demand Can electric utilities adjust to the numerous changes affecting availability of these fuels amidst increasing demand for new capacity Will end-use approaches such as energy conservation play a greater role in reducing demand What steps should the nation take in the event of another major oil disruption To address these issues, the Balancing Energy Supply and Demand panelists focused on four specific topics the future role of natural gas, challenges facing the electricity industry in the 1990s, the importance of energy efficiency in reducing energy demand, and the need to analyze carefully the means used to ensure energy security.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Non-electrical Energy Conversion
  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Fuels
  • Air Pollution and Control
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE