Should the U.S. Invest in the Research and Use of Alternative Energies?

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Alternative energies are the future of power. They will be the power that will sustain human life until the end. This is why the United States government should invests more towards the research and use of alternative energies. Alternative energies are any energy that will replace fossil fuels. 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. They will last as long, or even longer than, the human race. Fossil fuels on the other hand won't. The U.S. has a renewable energy resource base. It is practically untapped. If the U.S. put more funding into filling up that base they would save money in the long run. Why would they spend the money obtain and transporting fossil fuels when they could produce safe, simple, and renewable energy? It is obvious that the U.S. should be spending more money towards the use of alternative energies.
All the pollution currently be released into the atmosphere could be prevented by switching to the alternative energies listed above. This has been looked at by experts and they believe it has the capability to be reached by 2040 if the U.S. government and the people of the U.S. switch to the alternative energies listed above. All of the alternative energies listed above do not produce any CO2 that damage the atmosphere. Another worry is that the CO...

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... turbines, solar panels, dams, etc. There is a reserve of land for the U.S. government to place renewable energy machines so this is not a problem. The U.S. could stop worrying that a country might shut off trade of petroleum, oil, and not worry about energy again. There are to many benefits to not switch to the alternative fuels listed above.
It is clear this cannot happen immediately, it will take some time, but it needs to start happening now. If the U.S. begins researching ways to better these alternative energies, it could solve multiple problems. We wouldn't have to worry about fossil fuels running out, fossil fuels damaging our delicate ecosystem or even harming us, and maybe even the economy falling in a long time. The benefits are clear and the arguments have been broken. The U.S. should put more funding into the research and use of alternative energies.
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