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Unformatted text preview: Jonathan Michael Lindle Professor Presser UW 1020 Brain Matters Sept. 22, 2011 The Oil Dilemma: A Glimpse of Hope For decades upon decades the United States, and on a larger scale the globe, has been de- pendent on fossil fuels and nonrenewable sources of energy. While extensive research exists for both methods to cut down usage and implement alternative fuel sources it seems as if the human race is failing to take into consideration the negative impacts of our current methods of energy consumption. The research question that I am proposing is, will humans strive towards imple- menting newer and cleaner biofuel technologies in the future, or will we primarily focus on oil dependence despite potential risks of pollution and depletion? Now this is not simply a black and white issue. The energy crisis that we seem to be in is an incredibly important issue, as Jeffry Chow indicates, “Energy is the lifeblood of technological and economic development. The en- ergy choices made by the United States and the rest of the world have ramifications for economic...
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- Fall '11
- Energy development, Alternative fuel, cleaner biofuel technologies