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There is No Such Thing as True Energy Independence

We need energy to live every day. From the cars that we drive to the appliances we use to make our food and do things around the house, energy powers everything we use. But what happens when one source of energy, say oil, suddenly runs out?

Of course, there are other sources of energy, but that's going to leave a big dent on the energy supply which would make it more difficult to meet global energy demand. That means prices will go up and economies will struggle to find ways to meet those needs.

Recently, the oil market had quite a shock when Saudi Arabia's production was affected by attacks on its infrastructure. No matter where we are in the world, we will feel the effects of that shock as many economies depend on oil and other fuels. And the only way to avoid that is to be energy independent. But is that even possible?

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