Search for Clean Sources of Power
Threat of Energy Crisis and Fossil Fuel Shortage
As America awakens to the growing reality of the energy crisis, the need for development of new and clean energy sources becomes increasingly clear. That the nation will someday run out of its traditional fossil fuel sources is incontrovertible—only the timing of depletion can be argued. This is not an easy concept to grasp. Ninety-five per cent of the current U.S. energy supply comes from oil, coal and natural gas, and Americans have grown used to a plentiful supply of cheap energy in all forms—especially electricity, natural gas, heating oil and gasoline. But no longer.
The winter of 1973 may have helped many people face up to the gravity of the fossil fuel ...