Cuba's Oil Crisis

1. There are many projected options for Cuba as an alternative to their oil. Many believe this problem could be solved by installing hydroelectric generators of the coast of any city, installing solar panels on rooftops, or using some of Cuba's tropical breeze to power wind mills that could generate enough electricity for homes an businesses.

2. Cuba's transportation options would be strongly limited if they were to stop drilling oil. The issue is, Cuba's drilling rates are startling neighboring countries, such as the America. US representatives say they are nervous about a spill, the damage would possibly reach all the way to Florida, hurting animals and causing millions of dollars of damage. If Cuba continues of rapidly draining the petroleum (even after barely surviving the crisis), they will end up with little left to use for their cars, factories, etc. All the oil they need will have to be imported and Cuba will lose more money than it can afford, seeing how it is already a poor country. Other solutions can be walking or riding bikes short distances to work, home, school, etc.

3. Energy is one of the few resources that brings income to the country. This oil is being sold at an estimated $100 dollars per barrel, which is more money than the country was expecting, but still a huge blessing. As the demand for this source increases, so does the countries profits. This rebuilds the countries economy, thus creating better lives for the people of Cuba.

4. Some ways we can help Cuba, is to donate money to any charity that was created for helping to recreate their economy. There are even charities that you can send old clothes to, and they will give them to struggling Cuban families.

5. Many believe that in the distant future, Cuba will begin to conserve much more of their oil. They predict that much of Cuba will become energy independent through the use of solar panels, wind turbines, and hydroelectric systems. With this new-found use of renewable energy sources, Cuba can gain more profit to recover their economy, not spend much on energy from foreign lands, and eventually become a developed country.