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Professor Ian Gass, Professor of Earth Sciences at the Open University, introduces a discussion on "The Energy Crisis" which is mainly concerned with what we should be doing about energy ...and energy resources. The speakers are Dr. E.F. Schumacher, for twenty years Economic Adviser and Consultant to the National Coal Board; Tom Tuohy, Managing Director of British Nuclear Fuels, the man in Britain responsible for the manufacture of plutonium; and Walt Patterson, journalist, Editor of "Your Environment", author of a book on nuclear reactors and a spokesman for "Friends of the Earth".
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Item code: S26-; 04; 1974
First transmission date: 16-03-1974
Published: 1974
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Duration: 00:24:25
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Producer: Peter Clark
Contributors: Ian Gass; R F Schumacher; Tom Tuohy; Walter Patterson
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): Atomic energy; Energy resources; Fission; Fusion; The energy crisis
Subject terms: Coal; Energy; Oil
Footage description: Ian Gass introduces the programme. He then introduces a panel of people who will discuss aspects of the "energy crisis". Ian Gass, E. Schumacher, Tom Tuohy and Walt Patterson. They discuss various aspects of the problem concerning an ever increasing demand for energy while supplies of energy decrease. Coal, oil, atomic energy, etc. are all discussed. The questions "Is there an energy crisis at all?" and "If so how can it be solved?" are debated. Examples of the problem from various parts of the world are examined. The main emphasis of the discussion is placed on the use of atomic energy, both fission and fusion.
Master spool number: 6HT/71057
Production number: 00525_1004
Videofinder number: 741
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