The Fuel Free Energy For The Future

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In the 1970’s, America faced a major energy crisis, but is America in the middle of another one without even knowing it. Replaced by the long lines at the gas pumps in the 1970’s is high costs of fuel and a driving thirst for even more oil, despite the high prices. Breaking this dependency on oil may be the only cure if America is going to solve its problems of obtaining a fossil fuel free energy for the future. In order to come up with a solution for the future, the current US energy situation, possible solutions, and where the future of the US energy is going without fossil fuels must be considered. Only then can America finally break free of its dependence on foreign oil. It has been no surprise that the US is dependent on oil, and…show more content…
To make an honest assessment of the current oil issue in America, one must look at the facts. First, America cannot live without energy or the ability to transport supplies as well as personnel around. Second, America needs oil for manufacturing products, as plastics are one of the most used products in American’s daily lives. Third, there is a dependency issue and the country needs to head away from the fossil fuels as much as possible due to the damage they create to the environment. Plastics fill up landfills, they do not break down easily, and carbon fuel emissions cause damage to the atmosphere evident in things like acid rain and global warming. Fourth, the US is going to need more energy as the current population increases to meet the rising goals of the future. According to American Physical Society Physics, the energy use has decreased 32% from 1973 to current, due to the efficiency of appliances and other uses of energy. Technology does have the potential to assist in making a difference. (APSP, 1996). And fifth, the US economy is tied tightly to fossil fuels, and they do shape and change US policies with foreign nations. It was found that in 1995 the US used around 84% of its primary source for energy from fossil fuels, of that 40% was obtained from oil (APSP, 1996). It may be used cleaner than in the past, but it is still the main resource for power, and has been since the
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