ENERGY: Considering the Alternatives

The Arab oil embargo awakened the U.S. to what energy experts had been saying for years: sooner or later the U.S. will run out of oil and need other forms of energy to heat homes, make electricity and run cars. Now, as a result of crisis and quintupled oil prices, federal funding for energy research and development is surging. The money is going toward getting energy from the sun, from hot rocks and steam reservoirs deep beneath the earth's surface, from the wind, from coal, even from the millions of tons of garbage...

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