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QUESTION FROM SENATOR WALLOP
Question 1. The Department of Energy estimates that a combination of increases in demand and retirement of existing electric generation capacity will require an additional 200,000 megawatts of capacity by the year 2010.
Would you agree with Mr. Wolfe's statement that until
to need new capacity by the mid or late 1990's.
The era of excess capacity is coming to an end,
but there is substantial variance from region to
Faced with today's environmental laws such as the Clean Air
Theoretically, the requirement for new generating
capacity could be satisfied without additional
A combination of conservation, natural
gas, renewables, and innovative clean coal
technologies that emit low levels of sulfur
dioxide and nitrous oxides could meet our Nation's
future electricity requirements and satisfy the
requirements of the Clean Air Act.
However, without nuclear power as an option, we
technologies and one which presently provides
about 20 percent of our electricity. Further,
In your judgement, can the third world meet its anticipated requirements for electricity without a large expansion of nuclear power?
The third world can and is expected to meet its