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What is the nation's current energy situation, reliance on oil, and renewable energy sources available. What are some challenges that our nation faces with managing our energy resources and how these challenges have affected human kind?
What are two strengths and two weaknesses in using natural gas and solar thermal energy? How can these weaknesses be addressed?
What are three ways in which our nation will educate people on renewable resources and wisely managing our fossil fuel supply?
How has our current society managed energy sources and their environmental effects?

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The current US energy situation is that according to the United States Department of Energy it receives about 84% of its energy from fossil fuels. The energy is used for transport, industry, and home use. The balance energy is nuclear energy and hydro energy. According to Solarenergy.org the per capita consumption of energy in the US is high. The population is less than 5% but the consumption is 26% of world energy. The main challenges are that the US is a net importer of electricity from Canada. It however exports electricity to Mexico. Nuclear power depends mainly on imported uranium. It is also a net importer of natural gas. It buys gas through pipeline from Canada. Overall, the US is not independent in its energy production. It imports about 40% of petroleum used from Canada, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Venezuela, and Russia. Another challenge is poor energy efficiency. This has increased the demand for energy and increase ...

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American oil companies
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Auto manufacturers
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What are some of the issues your cause promotes or works toward?

What is your stand on the issue and why?

Please use at least two (2) credible sources.

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