Persuasive Essay On Alternative Energy

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According to EIA, “Renewable energy accounted for approximately ten percent of total U.S. consumption and thirteen percent of electricity generation in the year 2014.” These alternative energy sources include factors such as wind power, solar power, hydro power, geothermal power, and biomass. These alternative resources provide the Earth with power that is unlimited to the people, and after maintenance as well as building, is basically free. These alternative sources are cleaner for the earth, more cost effective for our economies, and they are not able to be depleted for they are non-renewable sources. We have all taken long car rides to our grandparent’s house or to visit a college campus many miles away, and throughout these rides a glass…show more content…
As technology is extended and brains are put together, the future slowly begins to shape itself. Generally in the world today, the renewable resources as well as the benefits they present have been tossed aside. This is due to the fact that in order to maintain and distribute these powerful sources, a large amount of money must be spent. The resources that are often used are easier to locate as well as acquire, whereas the renewable resources are often times located in areas that are not as easy to access. However, “The price of wind and solar power continues to plummet, and is now on par or cheaper than grid electricity in many areas of the world” (Randall). From this many demonstrate that the cleaner alternative could be the future for mankind. A recent survey was done, and out of 103 votes approximately 71% of the votes agreed that renewable resources were a cheaper alternative. At this moment approximately 97.5 quadrillion BTU’s or British thermal units, are consumed in the United States each year while only ten percent of this number consumed is a renewable resource (U.S. Energy Facts - Energy Explained, 3). This means that ninety percent of the United States energy bill is spent on non-renewable resources that will eventually become a back stabber. If the amount of money spent on these ever depleting resources could be centered upon making…show more content…
There are five main types of renewable energy: solar energy, wind power, geothermal, hydroelectric power, and biomass. Together these five renewable energy sources produce only about thirteen percent of all electricity in the United States. However, a little over one-hundred and fifty years ago almost ninety percent of all energy came from wood, a renewable resource (Renewable Energy Explained). These resources that could potentially save the world are a more desirable option because they cannot be depleted. Whereas the resources that are so heavily relied on become closer to extinction day in and day out. In the year 2013, approximately 477 quadrillion btu’s out of the 519 quadrillion btu’s produced were from non-renewable resources (U.S. Energy Facts - Energy Explained, 3). The society that forms the world takes into consideration that the non-renewable resources are limited. However, with unlimited resources among the horizon, they still choose to power the world with only eight percent of the unlimited resources. The non-renewable resources are being used at such a fast rate as well as so carelessly that in the near future they will become extinct. The reliable, safe energy that is laid out for the world to take needs to be taken. It is cleaner and more
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