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Letters: We need to make energy transition

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Posted: Friday, March 18, 2011 4:15 am

With the price of oil spiking every year and the constant wars caused by the need to consume it, is it worth the trouble when we can change this oil-driven lifestyle?

Imagine a world without oil or at least a world with a minimal need for it. It could happen, but it won’t anytime soon. According to an editorial on hybridcars.com, battery-powered cars made up a measly 1.2 percent of cars sold in 2005 and only 2.2 percent in 2010. Vehicle manufacturers and oil industries have no intention of making this a swift transition. Battery-powered cars and gasoline-free cars have fewer moving parts and thus require less attention and parts to replace. This, of course, hurts the current automobile industry.

The transition away from oil is an economic nightmare with the complete turnaround of gas stations to electric stations and emissions testing to battery efficiency testing. But for the better of all, the transition must be made. With jobs lost will be jobs gained, and with industries making the transition, a better, cleaner, oil-free world can be made.

Serina Malec


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