Hungry Utilities

Samuelson, Robert
September 1976
New Republic;9/18/76, Vol. 175 Issue 12, p13
Focuses on the issue of conservation of energy in the U.S. Information about consumption of electricity by the Electric Utility industry; Concerns regarding declining oil and natural gas reserves in the country; Factors contributing to the failure of some conservation programs; Problem due to ignorance of consumers about advantages of energy saving investments; Opinion that reluctance of the public and government officials to acknowledge that high prices represents an unavoidable part of conservation program; Effect of rise in the number of households on the energy conservation program; Increase in demand for electric energy due to generational change in electronic appliances.


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