Energy Resource: Natural Gas and Solar Energy

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My two topics that I will be talking about are Natural Gas and Solar Energy. Natural gas is a nonrenewable resource and pretty soon we are going to have to learn how to do without it. Solar energy will always be around. It’s not very major now but in a few years I’m sure it will be.
Natural gas is a mixture of Hydrocarbon gases that form with a petroleum deposit. A hydrocarbon is a compound that’s mostly made up of Hydrogen and Carbon. Natural gas is methane together with some of ethane, propane, butane, and other gases, Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, and Ethane is colorless and odorless. Natural gas is used as fuel and in the making of organic compounds. Natural gas is also highly flammable. (The American Heritage Dictionary, 2009)
Natural gas is extracted by Hydraulic Fracturing. Hydraulic Fracturing is the use of sand, water, and chemicals injected at high pressures to blast open shale rock and release the trapped gas inside. (Ohio Environmental Council, 2013) NRDC opposed fracking, which is another name for Hydraulic Fracturing, because they wanted more clean energy. NRDC stands for Natural Resource Defense Council, they work to protect wildlife. Fracking caused multiple types of pollution. For example, water pollution is one type of pollution caused by fracking. Safeguards have to be enforced because of fracking. (Natural Resources Defense Council, 2013)
The price of natural gas has gone down since 2008. The price of natural gas in 2007 was $5.69, the price of it in 2008 was $6.85, the price of it in 2009 was $3.16 and in 2010 it was $4.23. The price of natural gas fluctuates a lot through the years. It was lowest in 2009. (US department of energy, 2013)
We use Natural gas because it’s a very reliable resource. Natural g...

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...crease the demand for natural gas, it would save some of the natural gas so we don’t run out in about 100 years, and so much money would be saved. I can’t find an example of how much we would same but I think we would save billions of dollars. Another drawback of reducing the consuming of natural gas is, the company’s that control the natural gas would lose money from us not buying it for our cars. Natural gas cost around $3 to $4 dollars a gallon. Compared to other countries, that is really low.

If we were to lose natural gas, we wouldn’t be able to do half the things we do today. We would have to start walking or riding bicycles almost everywhere we go. If we wanted to go to a different state, we probably wouldn’t be able to unless we start thinking of new ways to conserve natural gas or coming up with new ideas on how we could use nonrenewable resources instead.

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