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This is actually not an article but my dad's view points on this subject. I needed a site so i chose mydad. He says, "From 2005 to 2015 oil imports declined by 60%. Fracking success has helped increase supply. Less and less money have significantly decreased money sent to nations supporting terrorism." He states that energy independence is growing in success and we are giving less money to foreign lands supporting terrorism towards U.S..
This helps because it shows the progress we have made to enforcing Energy Independence.
This article by David suggests that the United States does not need to be energy independent. His main concern is the amount of money that will be spent with energy independence. He says, "Although the United States could achieve energy independence, we could do so only at an
enormous cost. Energy dependence is much cheaper and much more desirable." If you don't understand he states that with the amount of oil the U.S. uses in a day (20 million barrels) and the cost it we would spend so much more money getting oil from our own land versus getting it from foreign lands. A barrel of oil costs $125 Henderson says, "This means that to be self-sufficient in oil, Americans
would have to pay in excess of $180 a barrel when,
instead, they could be “dependent” on other countries’
supplies and pay the world market price of $125.". We would spend an extra $55 for oil gotting it from the U.S.
This article is important because it shows the opposing sides argument, to why this idea is not good to them. this helps so i can understand what their views is and helps my essay to find why this argument can be put down such as spending an extra $55 is much better than potentially being used by other foreign countries because of our oil intake from their land.
Henderson, David. “Let's Not Be Energy Independent |.” FEE, Foundation for Economic Education, 1 Oct. 2008, fee.org/articles/lets-not-be-energy-independent/.
This article talks about how Energy Independence is unnecessary profit for the U.S.. Loren sets his article with his opinion as well as quotes said by Bloomberg about the issue. He says, "shale drilling is far more expensive than conventional drilling methods, and those higher costs are eating into the margins of many producers. Bloomberg notes that independent producers will spend $1.50 in drilling costs this year for every dollar they get back.". What he is trying to say is that the topic of energy independence is as he said, "irrelevant". He says we should instead worry about , "rising production has already achieved. It has changed America’s role in the global oil market, and in the past six months, it has influenced geo-political events from Iran to Syria to Venezuela.".
This is an article to again show the audience the opposing sides argument which seems to be that finding oil in our land is more expensive and unnecessary.
Steffy, Loren. “Lesson 402.” Daily Grammar - Lesson 402 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Apostrophes, 28 Feb. 2014, dailygrammar.com/Lesson-402-Punctuation-Apostrophes.htm.
Thus article is a very detailed article by Richard Anderson. In it Anderson lays out lots of statistics as well and graphs and percentages that seem to be important. In it he also lays out the history of the issue from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama. He says, "Last year, the United States spent about $300bn (£180bn) on importing oil. This represented almost two-thirds of the country's entire annual trade deficit. Oil imports are, therefore, sucking hundreds of billions of dollars a year out of the US economy." Unlike other articles this man is worried about losing money to other countries just for oil. He also says unlike the opposing sides argument, "If the US achieved energy independence, not only would the country spend far less on cheaper, domestically generated power, but the money would be going primarily to US-owned energy producers." He is saying that we would actually get cheaper generated power versus getting crude oil.
This article gives the best ideas for the research project to support my thinking. It is easy to read and gives future outlook of America with energy independence.
Anderson, Richard. “How American Energy Independence Could Change the World.” BBC News, BBC, 3 Apr. 2014, www.bbc.com/news/business-23151813.
This article talks about how we should enforce energy independence as well as how we can achieve it. The author gives a strong statement in the beginning. The author(John Stossel) says, "When you gas up your car, do you think that you’re doing something evil? After all, I’m told that burning gasoline helps “murder the Earth,” not to mention fills the coffers of terrorists and despots." He says that burning gasoline is both bad for the environment as well supporting lands that support terrorism. That is kind of a fear factor for the first paragraph but he later gives ideas on how to stop what we started. He says, "In fact, we can start right now using solar power, wind power and geothermal power to make electricity for our homes and businesses.In 10 years, he says, we can get all our electricity from these carbon-free sources." He wants us to use carbon-free sources to have clean energy as well as our money for other issues.
This article gives an examples of how to enforce energy independence so the audience can know what to do if they agree with this idea.
Stossel, John. “Who Needs Energy Independence?” Student News Daily, 21 Jan. 2010, www.studentnewsdaily.com/editorials-for-students/who-needs-energy-independence/.
This article is another article to show what we can do to enforce energy independence. Like the last article the author of this article(Unknown) says, "From an economic point of view, Energy Independence means energy security (supply and price stability); an objective that can be achieved through the development of alternative transportation fuels and multi-fuel vehicles (including electric), which would give consumers an opportunity to choose a non-petroleum fuel at the pump." He says that using energy other than petroleum will be what it takes to achieve energy independence in the U.S.
This article gave another example of how no“Journey to Energy Independence.”
Energy Independence | American Energy Independence, americanenergyindependence.com/.n-carbon sources will help the goal achievable instead of impossible.
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