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Unit 10: Energy Challenges

Drill rig for test site for sequestering carbon underground. Courtesy of Larry Hamill

Drill rig for test site for sequestering carbon underground. Courtesy of Larry Hamill

Unit Overview

Industrialized nations rely on vast quantities of readily available energy to power their economies and produce goods and services. As populations increase in developing countries and citizens demand better standards of living, global energy consumption will continue to rise, along with demands for non-fuel mineral resources such as iron and steel. Learn about new technologies that can produce ample supplies of energy without some of the environmental costs linked to current energy resources.


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