USA energy security

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  • What is threatening USA energy security?
      • High energy consumption
        • Average American consumes over 100 times more electricity than a citizen of Kiribati.
      • Lack of energy resources
        • Running out of resrves of fossiil fuels
      • High number of private companies
      • Increasing prices
        • Feb 2013 $118 a barrel. Middle East have main control over prices- high prices and recession mean USA may not be able to afford as much oil.
      • Terrorist Attacks
        • These can weaken links between countries for imports e.g after 9/11
    • How could USA improve their energy security?
      • Developing renewable sources
      • Develop technologies that can be used to extract fossil fuels
      • Government buy up private companies
      • Reducing energy consumption


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