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Living Without Oil by Rob Creemers, Adjiedj Bakas

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Chapter 2

Energy: what and how?

The future of energy

This is going to be one of the most important topics during the coming years. But what is energy? What are the most important sources of energy and how do the world’s energy supplies actually work? What exactly are greenhouse gasses? How are they created and what effect do they have on climate change? How has energy use developed over the course of history? And how does this fit in with the way in which we live now? This chapter will look at these questions.

What is oil?

Oil supplies around 40% of our energy needs, which is a good reason in itself to take a closer look at this ‘liquid gold’. ...

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