ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 04, 1977
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(Studio) Sun is source of energy but getting cheap electricity from solar energy still problem.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Sandia Lab, Test Site, NM) Key is producing electricity straight from sun. [SandiaLabadvanced energy systems MGR. - says these experiments are comparable to experiments made earlier than Wright Brothers flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina; says what's desired is commercial program comparable to DC-3.] Use of solar energy on sky lab noted. (Simulation shown.) Costs and processes in experimental stages noted. (Mobil Tyco film shown.) Fed. experiment to be built at Barstow, California, after being tested in Albuquerque, NM, noted.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman
(Studio) Americans used more heating oil in January than any month in history.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters
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