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Title: Comprehensive national energy strategy

This Comprehensive National Energy Strategy sets forth a set of five common sense goals for national energy policy: (1) improve the efficiency of the energy system, (2) ensure against energy disruptions, (3) promote energy production and use in ways that respect health and environmental values, (4) expand future energy choices, and (5) cooperate internationally on global issues. These goals are further elaborated by a series of objectives and strategies to illustrate how the goals will be achieved. Taken together, the goals, objectives, and strategies form a blueprint for the specific programs, projects, initiatives, investments, and other actions that will be developed and undertaken by the Federal Government, with significant emphasis on the importance of the scientific and technological advancements that will allow implementation of this Comprehensive National Energy Strategy. Moreover, the statutory requirement of regular submissions of national energy policy plans ensures that this framework can be modified to reflect evolving conditions, such as better knowledge of our surroundings, changes in energy markets, and advances in technology. This Strategy, then, should be thought of as a living document. Finally, this plan benefited from the comments and suggestions of numerous individuals and organizations, both inside and outside of government. The Summarymore » of Public Comments, located at the end of this document, describes the public participation process and summarizes the comments that were received. 8 figs.« less
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
594519
Report Number(s):
DOE/S--0124
ON: DE98004826; NC: NONE; TRN: 98:001924
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Apr 1998
Research Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; US NATIONAL ENERGY PLAN; ENERGY CONSERVATION; ENERGY SOURCES; ENERGY SUPPLIES; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; SUPPLY DISRUPTION; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS