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By using imported oil for our main energy source, the U.S. constantly finds itself struggling with major economic issues if the price starts to go up. This is all in light of the fact that a large percent of the world’s oils and fossil fuels come out of the Middle East, one of the most unstable and unsafe regions on the planet. As seen in the past, any complications in this area end up equating to serious fluctuations in oil prices which in turn directly correlate to our economy’s performance. In addition to these disadvantages, the burning of fossil fuels has a tremendous negative impact on the environment due to its massive carbon dioxide emissions and pollution output. This is why it is crucial to discover and use renewable energy sources.