The consumption of fossil fuels such as oil, coal, and natural gas are the main way these gases are emitted to the atmosphere. The effects of global warming could be very severe if steps are not taken to control the omittance of greenhouse gases, and that is why humans should be more reliant on solar energy, hydrogen gas, wind, biomass, and other renewable energy sources.
Some common alternative energies are solar, wind, hydroelectric, geothermal, hydrogen, and biofuels. The U.S. should use those alternative energies over fossil fuels, Petroleum (oil), coal, and natural gas. We currently have ways to store and use these types of energies but the ways we have are not the most effective. That is why the U.S. should fund the research of better ways to harvest and use these alternative energies. All the alternative energies proposed before are renewable.
To reduce the amount of fossil fuels, the United States need to use more sustainable way of producing energy, like renewable energy. There are many types of renewable energy we can use like, wind, solar power and biomass fuels. This will lower pollution and have the United State be part of a new movement of assisting to help stop global warming. Although the changes of using renewable energy will take time for the people to transition to, people can use renewable energy instead of fossil fuels that will one day destroy the Earth, and because it is more sustainable and will lower carbon dioxide emissions, which slow down global warming. There are many factors that contribute to global warming and is rapidly increasing temperatures in Earth’s atmosphere.There are about 5.4 billion tons of carbon dioxide is released in the atmosphere from only the United States.
In addition to the sustainability aspects related to fossil fuel use this background raising fossil energy demand will face issues of supply, because of the progressive depletion of fossil resources, which makes the availability of conventional oil and natural gas geographically restricted (Bentley et al., 2007; Hanlon and McCartney, 2008). Alternativesources which are able to simultaneously mitigate climate change and reduce the dependence on fossil sources are already in development. The use of biomass for energy (i.e. bioenergy) is deemed to be one of the most promising renewable energy alternatives. In particular, modern biomass applications are becoming increasingly important to countries as a low-carbon, distributed, renewable component of national energy sources.
A topic that has been in discussion throughout the years was the use of alternative energy. Alternative Energy is being increasingly used due to “The threat of global warming.” (Tom Udall, “Clean Energy,” par. 3). The result of the burning of fossil fuels and fossil fuels are soon depleting and alternative energies will be the ways that people will be living in the near future. As the positives of alternative energy will provide a healthier and cleaner future, cost is something people underestimate.
An essay on the benefits and risks of the biofuel industry and their adequacy for the developing world With the constant rise of energy demands on the global market, the ever-on-the-rise cost of fossil fuel and the damage to the environment done in the last century, the effect we are more and more aware, the demand for alternative energy sources has boomed. Biofuels have provided one of the possible responses to the inevitable energy crisis stemming from the limitations of fossil fuels reserve. Biofuels have also provided a possible way of slowing down climate change. This paper will explore both the possible benefits of biofuels, from renewability, environment effects, economic and social effects. It will also look at the potential cost of biofuels on agriculture, food security and future economic development.
Reclaiming Clean Energy from Wastewater As the Earth becomes more developed many changes in the environment are becoming apparent. These changes are unexpected and often faced with opposition from skeptics. One of these problems is climate change, also known as global warming. Global warming is caused by the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Greenhouse gases are produced on a large scale by combustion of fossil fuels.
But concern over what happens when these supplies dwindle is universal. Science has revealed that oil will not last forever at the rate it is being consumed. Therefore, alternatives must be developed that can provide sustainable levels of energy well into humanity’s future. We are entering a world in which, energy-speaking, renewable is the name of the game. In addition to facilitating the weaning of humans from fossil fuels, renewable energy poses many environmental benefits because renewable means clean.
Retrieved from http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/report/2010/01/13/7200/oil-dependence-is-a-dangerous-habit/). Environmentally, the burning of fossil fuels have led to global warming. As most of us know, global warming can cause changes in our clim... ... middle of paper ... ...g/what-is-biodiesel/biodiesel-basics) .This source is definitely a viable option for America, the implementations might start out a little costly. Companies and industries that use fossil fuels need to start going in the direction of renewable resources to sustain their businesses. By implementing a government incentive to these companies, perhaps it will make the process smoother.
Fossil fuels, particularly coal, undergo combustion for the purpose of generating heat in this situation. The combustion process ... ... middle of paper ... ...n conclusion, Fossil fuels are not only a diminishing resource but also pose large impact on the environment, calling out for a replacement source of energy for electrical generation on a global level. Nuclear power is both a greener source of energy and can be compared to renewable energy due to the high abundance of fuel (i.e. uranium 235) accessible and the efficiency associated with fission process, although the main reoccurring issue associated with nuclear power generation is the disposal an impact of nuclear waste, it is in my opinion that under the conditions that nuclear waste can be contained in a manner that it will not effect the environment or society, nuclear power is the only domestically available power source capable of meeting the global energy requirements of this day and age, thus should be further investigated as an alternative to Fossil fuels.