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Evaluation Over that past few years the price for gasoline has gone up at a steady rate and prices show no sign of looking back. In the article Alternate Sources of Fuel Power the Future by Anna Christy, it is obvious that it is time for change. In December of 2007 the price of a gallon of gasoline exceeded 3 dollars. To some this may not be a big problem but for most, it is taking a huge chunk out of their wallets. Ten years ago, in December of 1997, a gallon of gas only cost $1.10. Anna Christy argues that it is time for change. She also offers other options rather than gasoline that will be more efficient and cheaper. It is clear that gas prices have become way too high, and it is time to make changes that benefit everyone, but the author of this article lacks some critical information to back up her stance. There are many other substitutes to gasoline, such as electricity, ethanol, natural gas, propane, methanol, hydrogen and biodiesel. In this article, the author provides clear evidence that alternate sources of fuel are necessary, but is unclear on which one would be the best for our society. In the article is says, “According to Shell, oil will deplete in about 40 years, gas in about 60 years and coal in about 200 years.” This shows that we must change our ways of using these types of fuel to operate our vehicles. According to the article, electric cars are the most popular but the United States and Japan have developed many other ways to run cars. One method that is catching on quick is called E85, this is a form of fuel that is 85 percent
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENG 190 taught by Professor Mathews during the Spring '08 term at Saint Louis.

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