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Title: Ethics of energy production and use: debate within the National Council of Churches

Abstract

An Energy Policy Statement emanating from a panel for the National Council of Churches (NCC) in the United States was presented in May 1978 to the governing board of the NCC. The proposed Energy Policy Statement is composed of four sections: Opinions and Perspectives, Theological Dimensions of the Energy Situation, Ecological Justice and Human choice, and A Challenge to the Churches. Controversy concerning the proposed plan was great. The controversy on nuclear energy is specifically described. While the NCC was anti-nuclear, the World Council of Churches was tilting toward nuclear power. The NCC focused on ethics of energy and the WCC is not focusing on ethics; its nuclear statement does not constitute policy; and another WCC committee is aggressively promoting conservation and appropriate technology. The lessons drawn from the NCC debate are summarized. (MCW)

Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6106518
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Bull. At. Sci.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 35:2
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; ETHICS; PUBLIC OPINION; ENERGY POLICY; ENERGY SOURCE DEVELOPMENT; NUCLEAR ENERGY; TECHNOLOGY UTILIZATION; USES; ENERGY; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; 290200* - Energy Planning & Policy- Economics & Sociology; 293000 - Energy Planning & Policy- Policy, Legislation, & Regulation; 290500 - Energy Planning & Policy- Research, Development, Demonstration, & Commercialization

Citation Formats

Harnik, P. Ethics of energy production and use: debate within the National Council of Churches. United States: N. p., 1979. Web. doi:10.1080/00963402.1979.11458581.
Harnik, P. Ethics of energy production and use: debate within the National Council of Churches. United States. doi:10.1080/00963402.1979.11458581.
Harnik, P. Thu . "Ethics of energy production and use: debate within the National Council of Churches". United States. doi:10.1080/00963402.1979.11458581.
@article{osti_6106518,
title = {Ethics of energy production and use: debate within the National Council of Churches},
author = {Harnik, P.},
abstractNote = {An Energy Policy Statement emanating from a panel for the National Council of Churches (NCC) in the United States was presented in May 1978 to the governing board of the NCC. The proposed Energy Policy Statement is composed of four sections: Opinions and Perspectives, Theological Dimensions of the Energy Situation, Ecological Justice and Human choice, and A Challenge to the Churches. Controversy concerning the proposed plan was great. The controversy on nuclear energy is specifically described. While the NCC was anti-nuclear, the World Council of Churches was tilting toward nuclear power. The NCC focused on ethics of energy and the WCC is not focusing on ethics; its nuclear statement does not constitute policy; and another WCC committee is aggressively promoting conservation and appropriate technology. The lessons drawn from the NCC debate are summarized. (MCW)},
doi = {10.1080/00963402.1979.11458581},
journal = {Bull. At. Sci.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 35:2,
place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {2}
}