Renewable Resources and our Environment

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Renewable energy is any natural sources that can replenish itself or renew itself over a period if time. There are four major sources of renewable resources, solar power utilizes the idea of trapping or harness energy from the light of the sun in order to power electrical devices or provide heating or cooling to your local home or building. Wind power which uses the earth’s wind to turn turbines to generate energy for local towns. Geothermal energy is a product that uses the earth's heat to produce electrical energy to your needs. Water energy is a product that’s uses the energy created by the moving water or tidal power to power mechanical devices or creates electricity. Burning "biomass," including crop waste from farms, crops grown and even animal and human waste, can also generate energy for every day uses. Solar power is one of the best renewable resources known to man today. The idea of trapping the suns rays to convert it into energy and produces electricity, heat, or cooling devices. Solar power has a variety of advantages it is so effective, abundant and infinitely renewable it makes it one of the leading renewable sources used today. Solar power comes in lager quantity or small so for instances you can use it for a local family home, or use it to run a full scale office building. Solar power can be individual solar cells used to charge batteries to store energy and solar lighting uses tubes connected to a collector on the roof of a building in order to provide light (Ayres, Robert, and . "30-39." solar energy. The Union of Concerned Scientists, 2010 20th. Web. 20 May 2010). This source of energy is very echo friendl... ... middle of paper ... ... Society. ABC-CLIO, 2010. Web. 21 May 2010. . Marshall, Jim. "power generation." Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society. ABC-CLIO, 2010. Web. 20 May 2010. . "water energy." Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society. ABC-CLIO, 2010. Web. 20 May 2010. http://www.issues.abc-clio.com solar energy." Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society. ABC-CLIO, 2010. Web. 21 May 2010. . Dolbear, Geoffrey E. "Synthetic fuel." World Book Student. World Book, 2010. Web. 21 May 2010. "wind energy." Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society. ABC-CLIO, 2010. Web. 20 May 2010. http://www.issues.abc-clio.com solar energy." Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society. ABC-CLIO, 2010. Web. 21 May 2010. .

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