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Name: Fossil Fuel (Oil)
ID: m41735
Language: English (en)
Summary: In this module, the following topics are covered: 1) the global dependence of transportation on oil, 2) the threat to energy security posed by concentration of oil in a few countries, 3) the challenge of capturing carbon emissions from transportation and the value of replacing oil with an alternate, such as biofuel or electricity.
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: Energy Carrier
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: George Crabtree (
Copyright Holders: U of I Open Source Textbook Initiative (
Maintainers: U of I Open Source Textbook Initiative (

Latest version: 1.3 (history)
First publication date: Dec 6, 2011 5:58 pm -0600
Last revision to module: Jul 19, 2012 5:49 pm -0500


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Version History

Version: 1.3 Jul 19, 2012 5:49 pm -0500 by U of I Open Source Textbook Initiative
1) Fix BOLD for Figures, 2) Change Section to Module and add link in "was discussed in Section 8.1.", 3) Fix capitalization of glossary terms (MWL)

Version: 1.2 Jan 18, 2012 10:05 am -0600 by U of I Open Source Textbook Initiative
Added Google Analytics tracking code

Version: 1.1 Dec 14, 2011 12:00 pm -0600 by U of I Open Source Textbook Initiative
Created module (mwl)

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