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Summary of Energy Alternatives We have seen that the transportation sector, to a large degree, mirrors the total energy consumption pattern in developed countries. The prevalent use of the high energy content in fossil fuels has produced an economic boom in mobility and living standards that will likely meet severe challenges in this century. Peak oil may have already been reached, although this will only be clear post facto. Alternative energy sources are much in the news, and form the basis of research and even new commercial enterprise. However, the vast scale of the coming change is difficult to grasp and is perceived by very few people, almost none of whom are concerned with making policy. These changes will be driven partly by the necessity for avoiding climate change; but primarily by changes in supply and price of the fundamental resources. There are however, some encouraging signs. 1.
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course ENVIRON 404 taught by Professor Rasmussen during the Fall '11 term at University of Michigan.

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