ERIC Number: ED222325
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May-13
Reference Count: 0
Energy Literacy: A Challenging Role for the Educator in the Coal and Nuclear Resource Selection Process.
Journey, Drexel D.
There is a pressing need for the involvement of the educational community in electrical energy matters. The case for that involvement is persuasive as evidenced by examples of energy illiteracy in the mass communication media. Intellectual wastelands breed governmental indecision and foster conditions in which the entrepreneurial sector cannot plan optimum electric energy projects because of the lack of requisite public consensus. The issue is no longer an argument for or against public involvement in energy matters. Rather, the issue is how to involve an enlightened public in an orderly way in the governmental and entrepreneurial sectors. Utility accountants, bankers, economists, engineers, lawyers, and regulators will serve the interests of the electric industry by challenging the educator to eliminate energy illiteracy. The following topics are discussed to help meet this challenge: present and future perspectives of the electric industry, capital costs, facility costs, the regulatory process, nuclear energy, coal energy, and institutional changes. The National Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (from the Senate Congressional Record) and selections from court cases are provided in appendices. (Author/JN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Energy Education
Note: Paper presented at the "Program for Utility Management, and Development" Course (Princeton, NJ, May 1982) sponsored by Stone & Webster, Management Consultants, Inc.