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What will replace oil?

by Jay GW
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Jay GW
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Sep4-06, 08:45 PM
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Name the replacements for oil and next to them what percentage you believe they'll come to represent as energy of the future.
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Sep4-06, 11:12 PM
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Sure sounds like homework to me. What do you think the answers might be, and why?

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Hawknc
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Sep5-06, 02:58 AM
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What will replace oil? If that ain't the $64 billion question, I don't know what is.

DavidUC
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Sep5-06, 10:53 PM
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What will replace oil?

Nuclear would be my guess since it's safer these days.
Hydrogen is the future and that's where it always will be.
0rthodontist
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Sep6-06, 05:37 PM
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Massive famine and tragedy will take the place of oil
dimensionless
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Sep7-06, 07:37 PM
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It doesn't really sound like a homework problem to me, but what do I know?

60 years from now, in the US:

Electricity:
coal 59%
nuclear 35%
wind 4%
solar 1%

Motor Vehicle Power:
electricity/hydrogen 99%
natural gas 1%
ethanol 0%

Heating:
electricity 10%
natural gas 90%


In another thread I said that no one can really predict the future.
buddyholly9999
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Sep10-06, 04:01 PM
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After giving those percentages..do you still agree with your post in another thread?


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