Energy Statistics
  Timeline of Energy & Fuels

  Global Warming 
     Greenhouse Gases
  Other  Fuel Problems 
     Air and Water quality problems during extraction and use.
     Non-Renewable sources (oil, gas, coal) will run out.
       Estimates for peak world oil production range from 2002 to 2020+ 
     The environmental costs of extracting more are getting higher.
     Extracting oil and gas gets more expensive as supplies become scarcer.
     Even clean fuels like ethanol and hydrogen require energy, which creates
   greenhouse gases to produce them. 

Dirty Oil:
Keystone XL Pipeline

  Renewable/Alternative/Sustainable Energy and low-carbon Energy
  Geoengineering (Other Technical Solutions)
  Political Solutions
  Energy Effeciency:
    Green Living (Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFLs), Transportation, Plastic Bags...)
    Green Homes and Buildings
    Slow Population Growth
In 2010, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) released a report, From Potential to Action: How New England Can Save Energy, Cut Costs, and Create a Brighter Future with Energy Efficiency. The study concludes that by pursuing cost-effective energy efficiency measures, New England states can actually cut business-as-usual electricity consumption levels by approximately 20% by 2018.

a 2008 study by the U.S. Department of Energy titled, "20% Wind Energy by 2030," the Northeast possesses sufficient and affordable wind resources to obtain at least one-fifth of its electricity from wind, with over 1,100 GW of potential offshore wind capacity.
The Northeast could install 26 GW of solar capacity by 2030.

The New Jersey Energy Master Plan outlines a series of actions to be taken in order to put the State on track to meeting the energy needs and challenges throughout the state. The plan established an Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (EERS) that sets a goal for the state to reduce energy consumption by 20% by 2020 relative to predicted consumption.

Clean Energy | US EPA
Energy Information Administration (EIA)
International Energy Agency (IEA)
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Sierra Club Clean Energy Solutions
A Clean Northeast: Moving the Northeast Beyond Coal and Toward a Clean Energy Future, March 2011, Sierra Club
Debunking the Top 10 Energy Myths, July 2010 Popular Mechanics
Earth's Climate History, by Antón Uriarte
Energy conservation - Wikipedia Jon Stewart - An Energy-Independent Future - Different Face Same Story - Last eight Presidents
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last updated 17 May 2007