Week 6 Checkpoint Jimmy Carter

Week 6 Checkpoint Jimmy Carter - Week 6 Checkpoint: Jimmy...

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Week 6 Checkpoint: Jimmy Carter Carter took several steps to deal with the oil crisis. One of the many steps was to demand that auto makers built better more fuel efficient cars. His goal was that they would reach a miles per gallon of 27.5 miles over a decade. He also recommended getting the electricity that fueled America from natural gas and other sources. One source he gave tax incentives for was shale. Shale is a rock that can be broken down and made into fuel. The only problem is that turning shale into fuel is not only very difficult but also very costly, and because of this the “shale plan” was a total bust. This also has left all the of the shale reserves mostly untouched because of the excessive cost to use it. Carter then developed another plan that offered more incentives to people that used solar energy to heat the homes and water heaters. This plan offered great tax breaks to people, but the problem with this plan is that solar energy was fairly new at this point
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This note was uploaded on 07/30/2011 for the course HIS 135 taught by Professor Runyon during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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