A glimpse at post-"National Energy Disaster" America in 1996 AD. A newscaster reports on the opening of a new energy plant. A family in their living room listen to the newscast while dressed in winter clothing. Mom scolds her child after he asks to turn on the heat. Four adults pass plates at the dinner table as their lights flicker off; turns out it's their night for the blackout. A suspicious man knocks on a door and purchases gasoline from the equally suspicious man inside. A wealthy man and his chauffeur ride off on a tandem bicycle. Stewart Udall, former Secretary of the Interior, discusses the pre-energy crisis mentality. A newspaper in a rack with the headline "U.S. Fuel Crisis." A hand on a gas pump. A man operates an oil pump. A row of oil pumps pumping.