How the Carter Administration Plans to Cope with the Energy Crisis

by Eugene E. Dallaire, Assoc. Editor; Civil Engineering Magazine, New York, NY 10017,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1977, Vol. 47, Issue 7, Pg. 51-53


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: How does the Carter Administration plan to reduce dependence on foreign oil and weather the eventual decline in the availability of world oil supplies? The major elements of the Carter plan include: implementation of an effective conservation program to reduce the rate of energy growth to less than 2% per year; the conversion of industry and utilities using oil and natural gas to coal and other more abundant fuels to reduce imports and make natural gas more widely available for household use; a vigorous research and development program to provide renewable and essentially inexhaustable resources; achieving a 10% reduction in gasoline consumption; insulating 90% of all residences and other buildings; increasing annual coal production by at least 400,000,000 tons per yr; and using solar energy.

Subject Headings: Conservation | Federal laws | Federal agencies | Energy | Forecasting | Insulation

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