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Briefly describe the nation's current energy situation today - what is going on today with ourenergy supplies? (as this would also impact the decisions you made for Sparksville). What is ourreliance on oil, and renewable energy sources available.Fossil fuels such as petroleum, natural gas and coal provide around 84 percent of the primaryenergy used b the United States since 1995; of that petroleum contributed about 40 percent oftotal primary energy consumption. According to The National Academy of Sciences(2016), "Atpresent, total world consumption is approximately 85 million barrels per day, more than 19million of which is used by the United States. The nation’s dependency on oil and the rapidlyrising demand for oil in other countries, such as China and India, are heightening concern thatwe will reach a point where the oil supply can no longer be increased to meet projecteddemand. While this will certainly be true eventually, there is no consensus as to whether we are

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Term
Fall
Professor
MrBowman
Tags
Environmental Science, Renewable Energy, Energy development, renewable energy sources

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