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Title:
Energy : production, consumption, and consequences
Author:
Helm, John L.
Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1990.
Physical Description:
viii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
"National Academy of Engineering."

Based on a symposium entitled An energy agenda for the 1990s, held at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academy of Sciences and Engineering, Irvine, Calif., sponsored by the Program Office of the National Academy of Engineering.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780309040778
Format :
Book

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Energy provides a fresh, multidisciplinary approach to energy analysis. Leading experts from diverse fields examine the evolving structure of our energy system from several perspectives. They explore the changing patterns of supply and demand, offer insights into the forces that are driving the changes, and discuss energy planning strategies that take advantage of such insights.
The book addresses several major issues, including the growing vulnerabilities in the U.S. energy system, the influence of technological change, and the role of electricity in meeting social objectives. The strongest of the book's themes is the growing influence of environmental concerns on the global energy system.