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Friday Quiz: Oil and Renewable Energy   (January 27, 2006)

How much energy from oil did the world produce in 2003?

A. The world garnered 148 quadrillion British thermal units of energy from oil in 2003, according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency. In contrast, the world produced only 33 quadrillion Btus from renewable resources.

For a view of the future, check out these three books:

The realities of declining global oil reserves:
Beyond Oil: The View from Hubbert's Peak

Or, as an alternative text on Peak Oil:
The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies

The potential for a solar powered society:
The Solar Economy: Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Global Future

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