Nye 8

the energy crisis and the computer shifted the high energy economy

what changed or didn't change?

1972 energy crisis

In the 1980s some OPEC members produced more than they were supposed to and prices declined

but the underlying problem of over-consumption and underinvestment (because the government kept prices low) continued

Nuclear Power

Public reactions

Energy use per capita did start to decline in the 1980s

What will the effects be?

Should we use more coal?

Are we willing to change our lifestyle?