America 's Dependence On Foreign Oil

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English 1302-WS3 Professor: Latoya Watkins Susan Drake 14 February 2017 Audience: College Students Innovation Today a World for Tomorrow America’s dependence on foreign oil has become a huge problem according to T. Boone Pickens, as our intake is not decreasing but increasing. To find a solution Americans must first be informed that, “Americans use 25% of the oil in the world and our population is only 4%.” Be shown how it can be fixed through renewable energy such as wind, solar and electric and what progress can be made by using these continually in the next 10 years. If we are setting the foundation for our future we must change the way we think of energy and use what we have instead or relying on foreign nations to provide…show more content…
First wind, according to the America Wind Energy Association, “ Wind power generated more electricity in 2015 than the combined generation from all sources in Georgia and Colorado. Wind power supports 73,000 well-paying jobs across all 50 states. Nearly 20,000 American workers at over 500 factories across 43 states now build wind turbine parts and materials. The DOE’s Wind Vision report says growing wind energy to supply 20 percent of U.S. electricity by 2030 could support 380,000 jobs.” How astounding that by creating turbines, we are able to harness that much electricity. Creating jobs for thousands of workers and their families. Now what about solar? The Sun has been around since the beginning of humanity and how foolish of us not to use more of it’s natural rays. Consider harnessing the sun’s power to make electricity. “Nearly 209,000 Americans work in solar - more than double the number in 2010 - at more than 9,000 companies in every U.S. state. By 2021, that number is expected to increase to more than 360,000 workers” (SEIA). This not only provides jobs for those who are out of work, but essentially we could be more efficient in our daily lives by going solar. In the Scientific American, two innovators, Jacobsen a civil and environmental engineer at Stanford University along with Mark Delucchi a research scientist at the University of California constructed a plan to get America 100% solar and say it is possible. Not only did they
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