Clean Energy — A Tricky Business with Possibilities (Oct. 2008, Vol. 17, No. 3)
Is your response denial, despair or hope when you pay $4 a gallon for gas, see food costs continue to rise, and daily hear of the uncertain, ﬂ uctuating economy? In the United States all are tied to increased energy needs that historically have been dependent on cheap, readily available fossil fuels. Transportation uses 37% of our energy while production of electricity requires 40% more to sustain our lifestyle. We are, in fact, only one-ﬁ fth of the world’s human population but use 23% of the global energy diet (World Population Organization).