USA Energy

Because of horizontal drilling and fracking, the US has experienced a huge increase in oil/natural gas production and large reduction in oil imports. 

    - Helped the US economy tremendously

    - Natural gas prices have plummeted and cause a huge 

          retirement in coal power generation and probably nuclear 

          too.  Lower prices and much cleaner fuel.

    - Renewable energy has expanded from 8% to 15% since 2002,

            mostly wind power which now matches hydro power

    - Electrical power demand is stead because of efficiency

            improvements 

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We need to keep working on renewable energy because of climate change.  Also, oil production will start to decrease again in the future and we need to be ready with a local solution

Renewable Energy

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