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    1. Conventional Energy Issues September 17, 2008

    3. Our Energy Picture Today 86% of our energy consumption is in the form of fossil fuels we import 32% of our TOTAL energy requirements however, we import 69% of our petroleum or oil requirements we consume 20 million barrels of oil a day, and 7.3 billion barrels per year (ANWR holds an estimated 7.7 billion barrels, or 1 year supply; a 3 mpg increase in average fuel efficiency would save that much in 6 years) renewable energy makes up only 6% of our energy use, mostly hydro the industrial sector is the largest consumer of energy, followed by transportation almost all of the coal we consume goes to electric power generation almost all of the oil we consume goes to transportation

    6. What About These Claims Then? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkFH_KEY29U http://www.wecansolveit.org/page/s/freeus Similar arguments made by the coal and biomass industry.

    14. 6CO2 + 6H2O + Energy ? C6H12O6 + 6O2 6CO2 + 6H2O + Energy ? C6H12O6 + 6O2

    19. Challenges with Conventional Energy Sources Environmental impacts of extraction, transport and refining Environmental impacts of combustion: Local and regional air pollution Global climate change Non-renewable nature / long-term availability of supplies Security of supplies (esp. crude oil)