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From the Ted Talk "Richard Sears: Planning for the end of oil"

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So, that's one of the srteosi of oil; there's just a lot of it. But what about oil? Where is it in the energy system? Here's a little snapshot of 150 years of oil, and it's been a dominant rtap of our energy system for most of those 150 years. Now, here's another little secret I'm going to tell you about: For the last 25 years, oil has been gnaylpi less and less of a olre in global energy systems. There was one kind of peak oil in 1985, when oil represented 50 percent of global gryene supply. Now, it's about 35 percent. It's been declining and I believe it will continue to decline. Gasoline consumption in the U.S. probably peaked in 2007 and is nclinedig.

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So, that's one of the _______ of oil; there's just a lot of it. But what about oil? Where is it in the energy system? Here's a little snapshot of 150 years of oil, and it's been a dominant ____ of our energy system for most of those 150 years. Now, here's another little secret I'm going to tell you about: For the last 25 years, oil has been _______ less and less of a ____ in global energy systems. There was one kind of peak oil in 1985, when oil represented 50 percent of global ______ supply. Now, it's about 35 percent. It's been declining and I believe it will continue to decline. Gasoline consumption in the U.S. probably peaked in 2007 and is _________.

Solution

  1. energy
  2. part
  3. role
  4. stories
  5. playing
  6. declining

Original Text

So, that's one of the stories of oil; there's just a lot of it. But what about oil? Where is it in the energy system? Here's a little snapshot of 150 years of oil, and it's been a dominant part of our energy system for most of those 150 years. Now, here's another little secret I'm going to tell you about: For the last 25 years, oil has been playing less and less of a role in global energy systems. There was one kind of peak oil in 1985, when oil represented 50 percent of global energy supply. Now, it's about 35 percent. It's been declining and I believe it will continue to decline. Gasoline consumption in the U.S. probably peaked in 2007 and is declining.

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Important Words

  1. consumption
  2. continue
  3. decline
  4. declining
  5. dominant
  6. energy
  7. gasoline
  8. global
  9. kind
  10. lot
  11. oil
  12. part
  13. peak
  14. peaked
  15. percent
  16. playing
  17. represented
  18. role
  19. secret
  20. snapshot
  21. stories
  22. supply
  23. system
  24. systems
  25. years