Future Hydrothermal Power of the United States

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by Nazeer Ahmed, (M.ASCE), Univ of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Forum '86: World Water Issues in Evolution

Abstract: Public indignation toward nuclear-power expansion, and dwindling oil and gas reserves dictate the needs to look for alternative-power sources, such as coal and water. It is a prime time that use of large volumes of National coal-reserves and unlimited expansion of hydropower with pumped storage be brought to the forefront to develop future hydrothermal-power for accelerated growth of power resources and main-stream economy of the United States. Low sales of the past, and strict environmental-laws have impeded coal production to a bare minimum, thus hampering the proper growth of electric power. To bring the Nation out of the energy slum and spur up the economic growth, it is recommended that Federal funds be made available for research and development of coal production and hydrothermal power.

Subject Headings: Power plants | Hydro power | Electric power | Coal | Energy storage | Waste storage | Water storage | North America | United States

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