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Title: Fossil fuels -- future fuels

Fossil fuels -- coal, oil, and natural gas -- built America`s historic economic strength. Today, coal supplies more than 55% of the electricity, oil more than 97% of the transportation needs, and natural gas 24% of the primary energy used in the US. Even taking into account increased use of renewable fuels and vastly improved powerplant efficiencies, 90% of national energy needs will still be met by fossil fuels in 2020. If advanced technologies that boost efficiency and environmental performance can be successfully developed and deployed, the US can continue to depend upon its rich resources of fossil fuels.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
650261
Report Number(s):
DOE/FE--0373
ON: DE98005090; TRN: AHC2DT04%%174
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Mar 1998
Research Org:
Dept. of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 02 PETROLEUM; 03 NATURAL GAS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; COAL; PETROLEUM; NATURAL GAS; ENERGY SOURCE DEVELOPMENT; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; ENERGY DEMAND