Total Energy Situation in the United States 730514

In the past 20 years in the United States, the demand for energy has doubled, and it is expected to increase by 3.6% annually until the end of the twentieth century. This paper discusses the implications of the increased demand, and the resources needed to meet it. Nuclear power is seen as a partial answer, as is low-sulfur coal. Some untapped oil reserves are available in the United States, but oil will undoubtedly have to be imported to meet the demand. A concerted effort to conserve energy is needed to help hold imports to acceptable levels.


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