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Alternative Energy Challenges

Alternative Energy Challenges

David Fridley

October 31, 2012

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Alternative energy depends heavily on engineered equipment and infrastructure for capture or conversion. However, the full supply chain for alternative energy, from raw materials to manufacturing, is still very dependent on fossil fuel energy. The various obstacles to alternative energy compound the fundamental challenge of how to supplant a fossil fuel–based supply chain with one driven by alternative energy forms themselves.

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