The United States is at a pivotal crossroads in energy usage. Currently importing approximately 7 million barrels a day of oil from foreign nations, the United States has become dependent on foreign oil. Such dependency on other nations is concerning, particularly given the global market for commodities, and the risk and volatility associated with oil. This paper outlines a history of United States energy policy, covers changes in technology enabling America to drill resources previously thought unrecoverable, explains the risks associated with oil markets, and the impact they could have on the United States, and covers several possible policy changes the United States government, particularly the executive branch, could make to reduce America’s dependency on foreign oil.White Paper
Our world today is more polluted than ever. Though recycling practices continue to improve, our daily trash is often still dumped into landfills across the world. These man-made structures are detrimental to our environment and are a temporary fix for a long-term problem. My challenge for Elon Musk would be to create a way to power our everyday gadgets, buildings, and automobiles with common trash.
The human body, at any given moment, produces energy equivalent to a 100 watt light bulb. -Sebastian Anthony
The discovery of electricity led to the finding of lighting, changed the way our society functioned and thrived. The introduction of this new technology helped change the way we operate at night and later finding how much more productive our society can actually be. Lighting has become so integrated into our lives that we are not trying to find new sources of producing this light at a cheaper cost. In the US and other developed countries, we take lighting for granted and we do not realize how many benefits they are actually provide us. Individuals who live in third world countries or rural communities they do not have the technology, money, and/or infrastructure to actually receive light. Continue reading Use Your Body as a Energy Conductor…