Michael W. Parker and Purdy Ho expresses how “solar is cost competitive ... ... middle of paper ... ...is slowly but sure becoming a reality. Solar energy and other non-conventional energy sources are answering the energy source deficit. Solar energy has demonstrated their potential in homes, businesses and companies through solar panels and other products, to be affordable, reliable, renewable and safer. Solar panels are affordable and provide the energy needed to surpass the dependency of conventional energy sources. The idea of a better future is here in the present.
But once again it is much safer than fossil fuels, which will run short in the near future. They are trying to stretch the fossil fuel resources but it won’t last very long compared to the fact that you can use alternative energy sources for the rest of your life. Wind is another alternative energy source. Wind could be used to do more then what is expected. Wind power is probably the most affordable type of energy because it’s expensive to have electricity.
This did not work because people simply did not listen. Solar Energy is another attempted solution. This type of energy is good because it is an alternative energy source to coal and other polluting fossil fuels. The problem with solar energy is that it is extremely expensive, but it has been used extensively throughout the world. One of the more effective ways of eliminating air pollution is the making of electric cars.
With the increasing costs, both financial and ecological, of fossil fuels, fuel efficiency in vehicles has become an increasingly important factor. Vehicle manufacturers and designers are exploring alternative fuels, with electric, hybrid and hydrogen-powered vehicles being looked at as viable alternatives. Solar power has been somewhat overlooked but has the ability to become widely used because it is both clean and economical. The advantages over fossil fuels are obvious: Solar power is renewable, cannot be exhausted and doesn’t cause pollution. Fossil fuels are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive.
“The U.S. cannot afford to invest and lock itself into many more decades of reliance on the dirty and unstainable sources of energy of the past” (Yang n.p.). Renewable energy such as solar, wind and hydro power do not give off pollution like fossil fuels do. If we were to switch to renewable energy we would eventually stop global warming and live healthier lives. “Clean-tech is a fast growing global industry that holds the potential to fix our current climate and other environmental challenges”(Yang n.p.). Unfortunately the renewable energy technology is not as affordable as fossil fuel technology, which is one of the reasons why we are using fossil fuels.
In spite of, some people thinking that biodiesel have further disadvantages than advantages others respectably disagree. Supporters of biodiesel have faith in biodiesel being worthy substitutes of diesel fuel since it can help improve the environment. “According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced by at least by 57 percent and up to 86 percent with the use of biodiesel” (“What is Biodiesel?”). Whereas those who are devoted to using diesel fuel in vehicles are causing harm to the atmosphere. A person who is simply driving from work to ho... ... middle of paper ... ...nd buildings while also helping to mend the environment, allows the U.S. to not have to rely on foreign petroleum, and can lower health risks for people.
Regarding to solar power, Mistry claims that although the solar power does not generate pollution, it has a lot of costs. To built solar panels with a photovoltaic equipment has high costs. For instance, a photovoltaic system just for a home can cost around $35,000 (Kumar, 2012). However, if our goal for the future is to get a healthy environment, switch fossil fuels for solar power might be the best choice to achieve that goal. According to Kumar (2012), Solar power is a clean and renewable energy so, it decreases the dependency on fossil fuel and also reduces the air pollution.
Solar power has its advantages but most of the people the people think the solar panels are expensive disadvantages, but it’s actually an advantage. Solar power starts saving money from day one. Electricity is one of the key things we need to clean up and solar power is the way to do so. (Shanan 1-4) Solar energy is a visible form of alternative energy. Solar panels capture energy from the sun’s rays and convert it to electricity.
These solutions whilst being very expensive to set up initially and have a larger carbon footprint during setup than nuclear plants they will, in the long run produce no carbon emissions, have a very small footprint on the landscape and eventually pay off their initial set up costs. Also with the exclusion of some wind farms, renewable systems will generally run very quietly or even silent compared to a massive nuclear plant or fossil fuel plant. So therefore this is why nuclear power is the way forward in terms of powering Britain. As now it looks like that the pros highly outweigh the cons in terms of overall carbon emissions, power o... ... middle of paper ... ... beyond our current ‘renewable’ solution. Meaning we may never need any of these systems in the future.