Puti resheniya problem razvitiya mineralno-resursnoy bazyi SShA kak vazhneyshey sostavlyayuschey ekonomiki stranyi
Solutions to the Problems of Development of Mineral Resources as the Most Important Component of the U.S. Economy
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This article analyzes the current state of the mineral resources of the U.S. base, structural changes in the mining sector in the U.S., to study the main trends and prospects of commodity dependence, issues related to the implementation of the policy of diversification of sources of energy raw materials, as well as questions aimed at reducing energy intensity of U.S. GDP. The article presents data on the resource base, the dynamics and projections of production, imports, parallel to the existing energy bases – internal and external, research the main macro-economic activities to determine the level of energy security, the reasons for the reduction of fuel imports from the Middle East and at the same time slacken one's pace of development the mining industry in the United States itself. The fuel imports reduction can’t guarantee of energy security until as the U.S. economy is not to choose the road for energy efficiency and alternative energy sources. The problem solution to achieve via a three interrelated goals the long-term energy policy, namely the reconstruction of all components the energy infrastructure, and the transition to a more economical use of primary energy resources, expanding the profitable use of alternative energy sources.
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