by Neil Rodrigues, Marian High School

Introduction

                       

    It is the year 2055. The general consensus among the scientific community is that the worldwide resources of fossil fuels are almost barren.  This has caused the development of an alternative resource to be more imperative than ever before. One such alternative resource is hydroelectric power.

         Statistics from the early twenty-first century say that the U.S. has been getting only about ten percent of its energy from hydroelectricity. However, other countries -such as Brazil and Canada- have been getting a far greater percentage of their energy from hydroelectric power. As early as the twenty-first century, Brazil has been getting ninety percent of its energy from hydroelectric plants; Canada has been getting two-thirds of its energy. This shows that other countries have been making good use of this energy source. Maybe it is time for the U.S. to do so as well.