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Title: Revolution of falling expectations

Abstract

The author considers the implications for the electric utility industry and the American public generally of the seeming futility of rational discourse at the present time where the nation's energy status is concerned. If brownouts and blackouts become commonplace ten years hence, a tidal wave of anger will flow over the relatively small group of people who caused the power shortages, he says. A great struggle ahead will be won or lost in the arena of public opinion. He points out that, there are a great many scenros for catastrophe should this nation fail to sustain its economy with adequate supplies of energy from truly available sources. We may be certain that continuing delays in providing adequate energy for the future will have serious effects not only on all of our energy-related industries, but also on all aspects of the U.S. economy. The author then reviews some of the alternatives proposed by the Ralph Naders - the economy will get back to the earth; we will grow gardens; we will rediscover smallness, along with poverty and unemployment. He feels that the electric power industry is continuing to develop rational scenarios for our energy future.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric Co., Fairfield, CT
OSTI Identifier:
6342580
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6342580
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Public Util. Fortn.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 103:3
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ELECTRIC UTILITIES; PUBLIC OPINION; ENERGY SHORTAGES; ECONOMIC IMPACT; SOCIAL IMPACT; ENERGY SUPPLIES; FORECASTING; BLACKOUTS; BROWNOUTS; CAPACITY; ECONOMIC GROWTH; ECONOMY; EMPLOYMENT; ENDANGERED SPECIES; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; PERFORMANCE; USA; ANIMALS; NORTH AMERICA; PLANTS; PUBLIC UTILITIES 296000* -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Electric Power; 292000 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Supply, Demand & Forecasting; 290200 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Economics & Sociology

Citation Formats

Vanderslice, T.A. Revolution of falling expectations. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Vanderslice, T.A. Revolution of falling expectations. United States.
Vanderslice, T.A. Thu . "Revolution of falling expectations". United States.
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abstractNote = {The author considers the implications for the electric utility industry and the American public generally of the seeming futility of rational discourse at the present time where the nation's energy status is concerned. If brownouts and blackouts become commonplace ten years hence, a tidal wave of anger will flow over the relatively small group of people who caused the power shortages, he says. A great struggle ahead will be won or lost in the arena of public opinion. He points out that, there are a great many scenros for catastrophe should this nation fail to sustain its economy with adequate supplies of energy from truly available sources. We may be certain that continuing delays in providing adequate energy for the future will have serious effects not only on all of our energy-related industries, but also on all aspects of the U.S. economy. The author then reviews some of the alternatives proposed by the Ralph Naders - the economy will get back to the earth; we will grow gardens; we will rediscover smallness, along with poverty and unemployment. He feels that the electric power industry is continuing to develop rational scenarios for our energy future.},
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