1. The Official U.S. Government Energy Strategy

In 1997 the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) announced the Comprehensive National Energy Strategy ("CNES "). Specifically the CNES professes the intent to address five points:

I. Improve the efficiency of the energy system.
II. Ensure against energy disruptions.
III. Promote energy production to reflect human health & environment values.
IV. Pursue continued progress in science & technology to provide clean and inexpensive energy sources.
Cooperate internationally on global issues.

(See also Letter from the DOE 5/12/98.)