Discussion on “electricity and the conservation of energy.” New York, March 24, 1909

Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 May 1909
Volume: 28
Page(s): 333 - 341
ISSN (Paper): 0097-2444
DOI: 10.1109/PAIEE.1909.6659647



John Coffee Hays (by letter): In arousing public interest in the conservation of our natural resources the impression has been generally given in discussions and newspapers and magazine articles, that there was a very much larger waste going on than actually exists, and it would seem therefore that the time is now ripe for the engineers to discuss the different points of the question more in detail, and show what work has already been done in the direction of conservation, and what in their opinion should be done in the future toward the use of our resources in the most economical manner. From the very nature of the work, engineering is more closely connected with the conservation of resources than is any other profession, and the engineer should lend every effort in his power to the general education of the public in this respect, and should discuss the various points of the subject practically and forcibly in line with his convictions and experience.