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Alternatives for oil

  1. Feb 21, 2006 #1
    I've been given the task to explore the alternatives that could replace oil in a distant future for energy purposes. I'm clueless as it is so I came here to ask what are the possible perspectives so i can have a clue.
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  3. Feb 21, 2006 #2


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    That's a big question and one that I think requires you to do some research (that's probably the whole point of the assignment). What have you come up with so far?
  4. Feb 21, 2006 #3


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    There have been several threads discussing this topic. Do a forum search on alternative energy.
  5. Feb 21, 2006 #4
    There are many alternatives. These include wind power, solar, nuclear, geothermal, advanced hydro, plant oils and others. Most of these technologies(on their basic levels) are not new at all, rather, the increasing price of petroleum based fuels have given the "alternatives" much more attention, research and potential viability.
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