The world is growing by more than
70 million people a year.
So is that a problem, or a solution?
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With our planet’s population contin uing to increase,
and the quality of life for millions in the developing
world improving d aily, our demand for energy is also
growing. And to m eet everyone’s ne eds 25 years from
now may take 50% more energy than we use today.
Finding and deve loping all the fuel and power we
need for our home s, businesses and vehicles, while
protecting the env ironment, could be one of the
greatest challenge s our generation w ill face.
The key to ensurin g success is found in the same
place that created this need: human ity itself. When
the unique spirit w e all possess is al lowed to flourish,
mankind has prove n its ability to take on, and overcome ,
any issue. It’s a sp irit of hard work, ingenuity, drive,
courage and no sm all measure of com mitment.
To success, to eac h other, to the pla net.
The problem...bec omes the solution .
This human energ y that drives us to succeed has
been there every day since the beg inning. And it will
be with us to shap e many tomorrow s to come.
So join us in tappin g the most power ful source of
energy in the wor ld. Ourselves.
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