Bio-Diesel Persusavie Speech

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Persuasive Speech

Alternative Fuels for Diesel

11/30/06
8:00 AM

To persuade listeners to support alternative fuels

The strain on the diesel supply in America is too high and a stable source must be found to alleviate the strain. Bio-diesel is a suitable additive in diesel that would help reduce this strain. Bio-diesel is also much safer than conventional petrol-diesel.
Topic: Alternative Fuels for Diesel
Speaker 's Goal: To persuade listeners to support alternative fuels
General Purpose: To persuade
Specific Purpose: To persuade listeners to support alternative fuels to diesel such as bio-diesel.
Thesis Statement: The strain on the diesel supply in America is too high and a stable source must be
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3. The cost of securing oil for the United States is extreme.
a. In 1996 it cost the U.S. 57 billion dollars to obtain enough oil to keep the country running, according to www.biodiesel.org.
(1.) The taxes to obtain that oil added another 4 billion dollars.
(2.) The estimated environmental costs were $45 for each barrel.
b. A very shocking figure, according to www.biodiesel.org, is that for each billion dollars spent on foreign oil, ten-thousand to twenty-five-thousand working Americans lost their job to outsourcing.
4. Diesel is a much better fuel option compared to regular gasoline.
a. Diesel burns hotter, therefore producing more energy, wikipedia.org.
b. Cars that run on diesel get 40% better gas mileage, wikipedia.org.
c. Diesel running engines produce roughly 69% less greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide, wikipedia.org.
5. Even though diesel may sound like a very good fuel option, there are also disadvantages to using diesel.
a. Diesel contains a high amount of sulfur, which is bad for the environment, wikipedia.org.
b. Diesel is also very harmful to your body. On the Material Safety Data Sheet diesel has some very shocking information listed for it.
(1.) Skin: Severe skin irritant. Contact may cause redness, itching, burning, and severe skin damage
(2.) Cancer: Possible skin cancer hazard.
(3.) Target Organs: There is limited evidence from animal studies that overexposure may cause injury to the kidneys.
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