Alternative Energy Sources Essay

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Traditional and alternative energy source development should, essentially, be government supported and policy governed. Actions prove to us that government aid in the development of alternative energy sources greatly benefits the economy, providing more job opportunities to citizens; as a result, this leads to a sustainable environment, improves standard of living, and provides education to citizens on human impact on the environment. These changes provide countries with the foundation towards sustainability, by investing in alternative energy sources such as, wind energy, geothermal energy as a method to reduce the depletion of non-renewable energy sources such as oil and coal, thus has resulted in positive outcomes. These outcomes consists of reducing greenhouse emissions and pollution, reducing the financial burden of excessive expenditure by the government on exportation and production of energy resources, reducing the social burden of sustaining energy sources for the well-being of the future and the present generation, reducing the rate of unemployment through the creation of jobs, and reducing the rapid depletion of non-renewable resources. This paper aims to explain these outcomes more in-depth and to provide a few examples of successful government supported development of traditional and alternative energy sources.
There is one principle essential to understanding the reason for government aid in the development of traditional and alternative energy sources. This is the principle of sustainable development, which can be simply explained as a means that the current generation should only consume what they need to meet their needs, and to meet the needs and provisions required for the future generation. Many individu...

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...rbine farms saw an increase of 20% in electricity demand to be generated from these farms, and the total electricity produced from alternative energy sources was just 27% (Landgreven, 2009). In Norway, the government development of hydropower energy sources saw a 99% increase in the use of renewable energy resources, yet consequently, in the recent years saw that the total electricity produced was below 24% (Gonzalez et al., 2011, p.9). Of course, as renewable energy demand increases, the principle of sustainable development and the three essential elements sustainable economy, environment, and society make government support in development of traditional and alternative energy sources increasingly more efficient and accessible and more sustainable for the current and future generations.

The development of traditional and alternative energy resources

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