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Oil dependency contributes to many problems:

  • Air pollution
  • dependence on foreign powers which may not always be friendly
  • economic dependence on stable oil prices
  • Peak oil - although the actual date when oil will become prohibitively expensive is subject to strong debate, it will come eventually.
  • Loss of reserves. It makes sense to conserve petrochemicals for specific applications which are not easily replaced by alternatives, and for emergency reserves in case of global disaster (e.g. large-scale volcanic eruptions) which could affect renewable energy production for months or years.

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Keywords energy, fossil fuels, global crises
SDG SDG07 Affordable and clean energy
Authors Chris Watkins
License CC-BY-SA-3.0
Language English (en)
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Created January 19, 2010 by Chris Watkins
Modified October 23, 2023 by Maintenance script
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