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A modern electric car in France
A modern electric car in France

Source: photo by Ian Britton

A offshore oil drilling rig in the North Sea
A offshore oil drilling rig in the North Sea

Source: Erik Christensen

A post card from Galicia, dated 1881
A post card from Galicia, dated 1881

Source: public domain

A pumpjack pumping an oil well near Lubbock, Texas
A pumpjack pumping an oil well near Lubbock, Texas

Source: Flcelloguy

A sample of medium heavy crude oil
A sample of medium heavy crude oil

Source: Glasbruch2007 at en.wikipedia

A U.S. oil tanker in the Mediterranean Sea during World War II
A U.S. oil tanker in the Mediterranean Sea during World War II

Source: U.S. Navy

A Wyoming strip mine
A Wyoming strip mine

Source: Bureau of Land Management

Aerial image of a coal fly ash slurry spill in Kingston, Tennessee, taken the day after the spill in December 2008
Aerial image of a coal fly ash slurry spill in Kingston, Tennessee, taken the day after the spill in December 2008

Source: Tennessee Valley Authority

An oil derrick in Okemah, Oklahoma in 1922
An oil derrick in Okemah, Oklahoma in 1922

Source: national archives

An oil field in California, 1938
An oil field in California, 1938

Source: U.S. Library of Congress

Athabasca oil sands, sometime between 1900 and 1930
Athabasca oil sands, sometime between 1900 and 1930

Source: Library and Archives Canada

Brazos Wind Farm, also known as the Green Mountain Energy Wind Farm
Brazos Wind Farm, also known as the Green Mountain Energy Wind Farm

Source: Leaflet

Canadian protesters object to expansion of oil projects on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in September 2011
Canadian protesters object to expansion of oil projects on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in September 2011

Source: photo by Peter Blanchard

Coal cars pass through St. Paul, Minnesota
Coal cars pass through St. Paul, Minnesota

Source: photo by Greg W.

Coke oven at a smokeless fuel plant in Wales, United Kingdom
Coke oven at a smokeless fuel plant in Wales, United Kingdom

Source: Velela

Cygnet, Ohio was a booming oil town with 13 saloons and many workers when this photo was taken in 1885.
Cygnet, Ohio was a booming oil town with 13 saloons and many workers when this photo was taken in 1885.

Source: Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological Survey

General Motors Urban Electric Car gets a battery charge from an outlet in the parking lot at the first symposium on low pollution power systems development held at the Mariott Motor Inn, Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1973.
General Motors Urban Electric Car gets a battery charge from an outlet in the parking lot at the first symposium on low pollution power systems development held at the Mariott Motor Inn, Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1973.

Source: National Records and Archives Administration; photo by Frank Lodge

Polar bears in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Polar bears in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Source: Alan D. Wilson

President Barack Obama talks at the DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center in October 2009.
President Barack Obama talks at the DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center in October 2009.

Source: White House Photographer Jesse Lee

President Barack Obama, Col. Dave Belote, and Sen. Harry Reid tour the Nellis Air Force Base photovoltaic array
President Barack Obama, Col. Dave Belote, and Sen. Harry Reid tour the Nellis Air Force Base photovoltaic array

Source: U.S. Air Force photo by Nadine Y. Barclay

Protestors demonstrate against fracking in New York
Protestors demonstrate against fracking in New York

Source: Owen Crowley

The Castle Gate coal-fired power plant near Helper, Utah, 2007
The Castle Gate coal-fired power plant near Helper, Utah, 2007

Source: David Jolley

The Hoover Dam when completed in 1936 was both the world's largest electric-power generating station and the world's largest concrete structure.
The Hoover Dam when completed in 1936 was both the world's largest electric-power generating station and the world's largest concrete structure.

Source: Tobi 87

The hydroelectric Norris Dam, a TVA project, in 1937.
The hydroelectric Norris Dam, a TVA project, in 1937.

Source: National Records and Archives Administration

Typical Brazilian fuel station with a choice of four fuels available: diesel (B3), gasoline (E25), neat hydrous ethanol (E100), and natural gas (CNG). Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil
Typical Brazilian fuel station with a choice of four fuels available: diesel (B3), gasoline (E25), neat hydrous ethanol (E100), and natural gas (CNG). Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil

Source: Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz