Oil Independence and Alternative Energy Persuasive Essay

Oil Independence and Alternative Energy
A look at the argument that oil independence and alternative energy are the future of America.
# 147245 | 897 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Mar 04, 2011 in Environmental Studies (General) , Economics (General)

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This paper argues that due to the depth and severity of the current recession, the United States government should focusing on reducing oil dependency, developing new alternative fuel sources and reducing deficit spending to get the economy back on the right path. The paper contends that by investing in alternative energy such as sugarcane ethanol, biofuels, wind and solar power we will truly be successful in creating new jobs, reducing dependence on foreign oil and reducing our carbon footprint.

From the Paper:

"One thing the Obama administration could do is focus on alternative energy. The United States consumes an average of 20 million barrels of oil per day. The ongoing global energy crisis raises many questions about the extent to which the United States should increase domestic oil and fossil fuel production. Also, this goes hand in hand with alternative renewable sources of energy such as biofuels, wind and solar power. If the United States focused on alternative energy, just think of how many jobs it would create. People are needed to build the facilities, develop the alternative energy, distribute the energy, and build new cars that support that new form of energy. Once this process is in the production stages, you offer tax breaks to those who buy the new cars and you begin to slowly take internal combustion engine-run cars off the road."

Sample of Sources Used:

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