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Urban Energy, Hannah J. Wiseman Jan 2013

Urban Energy, Hannah J. Wiseman

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Growing domestic energy development—the extraction of fuels and construction of electricity generation facilities—poses new challenges to a country accustomed to importing much of its energy. As has always been the case, fuel in the form of oil, gas, sunlight, wind, water, or other energy sources must be extracted wherever it happens to be found. Compounding this challenge is the fact that some of our most abundant remaining energy sources exist in low concentrations and are widely distributed. As we tap these sources in ever more numerous locations, energy development bumps up against certain human population centers. The City ...