TITLE

ENERGY: Fuel for Thought

AUTHOR(S)
Booth, Bibi; Fischman, Shelly; Wooster, Betsy
PUB. DATE
May 2002
SOURCE
Science & Children;May2002, Vol. 39 Issue 8, p35
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that there has been a significant rise in energy demand since the middle of the last century. The increase in demand has resulted from not only rapid industrial development but also population growth. More than 90 percent of the energy, which is consumed and produced in the world today is from nonrenewable sources. Of concern to the United States in particular is the fact that only about two percent of the world's oil reserves lie within its borders. If demand continues to increase, the U.S. could be importing two-thirds of its oil by 2010. New technologies which allow for enhanced recovery from existing oil wells, along with drilling in new areas, may provide supplementary domestic supplies, but dependence on foreign supplies will almost certainly continue for the foreseeable future.
ACCESSION #
21554432

 

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