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Energy Savings by Veneering
With the Oil Crisis of 1972-1973, the attitude by Industry on fuel usage and conservation began an evolutionary change in attitudes. This change in attitudes was brought about by three strong motivators for conservation: rising prices, availability of fuel, and government voluntary energy improvement program for the 10 largest fuel consuming industries by 1980. While each region of the United States has its own particular set of inflationary fuel costs, the experience at our Babcock & Wilcox plant in Augusta, Georgia is probably a very typical example of the cost rises experienced by Industry since the 1972-1973 period. 1. Electric Power Increase: 190% per KWH 2. Natural Gas Increase: 320% per Therm 3. No.2 Oil Increase: 271% per Gallon 4. No.4 Oil Increase: 339% per Gallon 5. Propane Increase: 250% per Gallon Price increases of 50% to over 100% are conceivable in the next five years, plus the availability of fuels may also be a matter of serious concern.
Cook, T. H. (1980). Energy Savings by Veneering. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from