A narrator discusses the energy crisis. A "no gas today" sign. Copy of the Los Angeles Times with the headline "Power Slashed." A Chevron fuel truck. Its driver makes a delivery and talks about the oil shortage. A graph of increasing energy consumption since the industrial revolution, over vintage photos. A per capita consumption chart comparing 1900 to 1980. It predicts a 30 percent increase by 2000. Ted Davenport of the Pacific Power and Light Company talks about the increasing need for energy.