To Drill or Not To Drill -

To Drill or Not To - Page |1 I believe that the United States should decrease its dependency on oil and invest in alternative sources of energy

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P a g e | 1 I believe that the United States should decrease its dependency on oil and invest in alternative sources of energy, such as wind, and solar power. Everyone knows that solar energy is a sustainable resource with numerous potential. Increasing demand from around the world, high gas prices, an uncertain oil supply, and the threat of climate change have made energy alternatives a national/world priority. Scientists have produced a map that plots wind power potential for the first time. Harnessing even 20% of that energy would produce eight times more electricity than the world consumed in 2000. In 2000 the world consumed just 1.8 terra watts and it would take more than 500 nuclear power stations to generate a terawatt. North America had the greatest potential for wind energy with consistent winds found in the Great Lakes region. Wind is already the fastest growing source of energy in the world with average annual growth of 34% over the past five years. It is currently producing just 0.54% of
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2011 for the course HUM 114 taught by Professor Lafointaine during the Fall '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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To Drill or Not To - Page |1 I believe that the United States should decrease its dependency on oil and invest in alternative sources of energy

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