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"Clean coal" proponents produce advertisements such as this timeline coupled with images of clean, healthy landscapes.
"Clean coal" proponents produce advertisements such as this timeline coupled with images of clean, healthy landscapes.

Source: America's Power

Countries belonging to OPEC, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
Countries belonging to OPEC, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
Non-conventional oils make up most of the world's reserves
Non-conventional oils make up most of the world's reserves

Source: RockyMtnGuy at en.wikipedia

Oil exports by country
Oil exports by country

Source: CIA World Fact Book

Oil imports by country
Oil imports by country

Source: CIA World Fact Book

Oil prices, 1861-2007
Oil prices, 1861-2007

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Present and proposed oil and gas lease areas in Northern Alaska
Present and proposed oil and gas lease areas in Northern Alaska

Source: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Proven world oil reserves as of 2009
Proven world oil reserves as of 2009

Source: Map created by Emilfaro with GunnMap, available at http://gunn.co.nz/map/ Data from CIA World Fact Book

The geography of the Tennessee Valley Authority
The geography of the Tennessee Valley Authority

Source: National Records and Archives Administration

This map shows the extent of the oil sands in Alberta, Canada. The three oil sand deposits are known as the Athabasca Oil Sands, the Cold Lake Oil Sands, and the Peace River Oil Sands.
This map shows the extent of the oil sands in Alberta, Canada. The three oil sand deposits are known as the Athabasca Oil Sands, the Cold Lake Oil Sands, and the Peace River Oil Sands.

Source: Norman Einstein

Top oil-producing countries, 1960-2006
Top oil-producing countries, 1960-2006
U.S. electricity sources, 2008
U.S. electricity sources, 2008

Source: U.S. Dept. of Energy

U.S. hydroelectric power generated by year (in blue), and hydropower as a percentage of all US electricity generated (in red).
U.S. hydroelectric power generated by year (in blue), and hydropower as a percentage of all US electricity generated (in red).

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration

U.S. locations of licensed nuclear power plants in 2008
U.S. locations of licensed nuclear power plants in 2008

Source: Nuclear Regulatory Commission

U.S. oil production and imports, 1920-2005
U.S. oil production and imports, 1920-2005

Source: U.S. Dept. of Energy

World coal output in 2005
World coal output in 2005

Source: British Geological Survey