Renewable Energy Disadvantages

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Renewable energy is a type of energy source that does not have an ending to it from its consistent replenishing. Differential to fossil fuels that cause harm to the Earth, renewable energy is made from natural sources that don’t cause any harm with carbon dioxide or pollutants. There are four different types of alternative energy: nuclear, solar, wind, hydroelectric. The purpose of this paper is for the reader to better understand the use of alternative energy along with the positive and negative impacts it has on the world. The process of nuclear energy becoming a form of electricity stems from nuclear fission. Nuclear fission is atoms being split to release energy in a nuclear reactor. The nuclear reactor is composed of fuel elements, moderate, and control rods and is enclosed in thick concrete walls. Uranium pellets are the elements used in fission that cause chain reactions of the splitting of atoms. As this chain reaction continues, and the…show more content…
The first disadvantage is that there is more energy being used than there are sites to make energy from renewable resources. More sites may have to be built which would increase the initial cost, or, using less energy. More energy is produced with smaller portions of non-renewable resources. There is an argument that the weather could cause us to not have enough energy if there is not the right weather condition. Hydroelectric energy needs rain, wind power needs wind, and solar power needs sun. Without the control over the conditions outside, there would have to comprise energy. Other disadvantage arguments states that wind energy it causing changes to the wind pattern. The final disadvantage is the cost. This may seem contradictory to the advantages of cost, but the startup cost of these operations is more expensive. Solar power in houses cost more money initially for the consumer for the solar

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