Fossil Fuel Review - Nature of thought

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Fossil Fuel Review
BLS Environmental Science
Energy Comparison
• Statistics show that less developed countries
use far less energy per capita than developed
countries. Explain why this is so. Please be
specific and cite examples.
Gasoline in 10 years?...
• Between 1980 and 1999, gasoline prices in the
United States declined considerably relative to
inflation, and then rose dramatically in the
2000s. Predict what they will do in the next 10
years, and rationalize your prediction.
Energy Crisis
• Suppose your region is facing power shortages
(brownouts). How would you propose solving
the problem? Defend your proposed solution
on both economic and environmental
grounds.
Cradle to the Grave
Impacts of Fossil Fuels
• List all the environmental impacts that occur
during the “life span” of gasoline—that is,
from exploratory drilling to the consumption
of gasoline in your car.
CAFE Requirements
• Explore the positions of the following
regarding an increase in CAFE requirements:
the fossil fuel industry, the automobilemanufacturing companies, the steel industry,
Congress, the Union of Concerned Scientists,
and the National Academy of Sciences. How
do they differ, and why?
• Corporate Average Fuel Economy