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Idaho National Laboratory

Hydropower
National Energy Strategy

U.S. DOE, 1990, Interim Report-National Energy Strategy-A Compilation of Public Comments, DOE/S-0066P.

The purpose of this Interim Report on the development of the National Energy Strategy is to convey the results of this public dialogue. The Interim Report presents a compilation of hearings and submitted testimony thus far received, containing more than 4,000 citations to individual documents or presentations , all of which are available for public review. The comments received are organized on the basis of presented public concerns, publicly identified goals, publicly identified obstacles to achieving those goals, and publicly suggested options for action to remove or overcome the obstacles.

Solar Energy Research Institute, 1990, The Potential of Renewable Energy, An Interlaboratory White Paper, Report SERI/TP-260-3674 (DE90000322).

This document is an evaluation of the present and projected performance status of the renewable energy technologies (RETs) and their potential contributions to the nation's energy requirements over the next four decades. It has been prepared for the National Energy Strategy Study by the U.S. DOE's national laboratories in response to a request from the Office of Policy, Planning and Analysis. Based on a consensus-forming approach to the assessment of many difficult questions, the paper attempts to convey a sense of what is and is not known about the range of technical and analytic issues surrounding RET deployment. The white paper identifies broadly the research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) thrusts which, if undertaken, would in our judgment remove the key technological constraints on the utilization of these energy resources and thereby enhance the institutional laws, that can be reduced or removed with appropriate action. It does not address the question of what is the appropriate national energy policy, nor does it suggest what policy actions might be undertaken to address the needs discussed here.

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