Renewable Energy: The Future of Energy

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Many nations use energy generated from burning fossil fuels like oil, coal and natural gas. However, with the rapid growth of population, the demand for energy is increasing and this means burning fossil fuels to create energy generates emissions such as carbon dioxide and monoxide which in turn affects our environment, health and warms our planet. The long term use of fossil fuels is not viable, therefore, to combat the dependency on fossil fuels, renewable energy sources must be adopted to maintain the economic growth and development and to maintain the environment and prevents more risks of global warming. As it is stated by Turner (687) “we cannot continue to burn fossil fuels and somehow sequester the produced CO2 efficiently enough to actually address global warming.”Renewable energy is energy generated from natural sources, and it provides a clean, and feasible long-term alternative to fossil fuels. According to Mingyuan (356), “The legal definition for renewable energy involves any energy derived from the sun.” This energy sources replenishes themselves over a period of time without depleting the Earth’s resources (David 106). Renewable energy provides long term social, environmental and economic benefits. Renewable energy lowers the energy costs, creates jobs, eliminates air pollution, promotes the growth and stability of the nation, and preserves the environment. Another major advantage of renewable energy is that it can be regenerated, and this makes it sustainable because it can never run out. It helps conserve the nation’s natural resources because it is renewable after a period of time. Renewable energy provides steady sources of energy that is reliable, and therefore enhances energy security in a country and l... ... middle of paper ... ...o guarantee our survival and the security of the future generation. Works Cited Boyle, Godfrey.Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future. Oxford:Oxford University Press, 2012. Print. David, Craddock. Renewable Energy Made Easy: Free Energy from Solar, Wind, Hydropower, and Other Alternative Energy Sources.Ohio: Atlantic Publishing Group, 2008. Print. Mingyuan, Wang. Government Incentives to Promote Renewable Energy in the United States. Temple Journal of Sci. Tech. & Environmental.Law. 24(2005): 356-366. Print Pflüger, Antonio. Renewable Energies: Challenges and Benefits. South Asian Survey.17.2 (2010):331-341. Print Simon, Christopher A. Alternative Energy: Political, Economic, and Social Feasibility. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman& Littlefield, 2006. Print. Turner, John,A. A Realizable Renewable Energy Future.Science. 285(1999): 687-689.
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