The BP disaster in the Gulf of Mexico has shown us that as our search for oil requires greater and riskier feats of engineering things can go very very wrong.
The common belief is that we are so dependent on oil that no other energy source can hope to offer a viable alternative. A number of people have started to question this belief. Strategies are being proposed where solar, wind and geothermal alternatives can effectively replace our addiction to oil.
Here is a short video entitled “Kicking the Fossil Fuel Habit” outlining some oil replacement strategies including a deep geothermal solution.