Economic Aspects of U. S. Energy Independence in the Coming Decade

  • K. D. Timmerhaus
  • D. H. Weitzel
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 21)


There is no doubt that energy is a subject on the minds of many today. A great deal of what is being said about energy not only bears repeating, but requires careful evaluation and should be followed by constructive action. Energy research and development will play a central role in most of this nation’s scientific, technological, and industrial endeavors for years, if not decades, to come. This is true not only because of the overwhelming importance of energy to the nation but because our energy problems—both immediate and long-range—are complex. It is also true because the urgency of dealing with these problems must be brought home to the public and to people at all levels of responsibility in government, industry, and education. These problems have not vanished with the end of the oil embargo and the disappearance of lines at the gas stations. The United States will be living with them and working to solve them for a long time. Before turning to some of the solutions that might be considered for the coming decade, it is useful to make a few observations to illustrate the national and global impact of the energy situation.


Capital Requirement Coal Production Synthetic Fuel Energy Independence Potential Energy Saving 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. D. Timmerhaus
    • 1
  • D. H. Weitzel
    • 2
  1. 1.University of ColoradoBoulderUSA
  2. 2.National Bureau of StandardsBoulderUSA

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