When the new hydrogen fuel cell plan is looked at closely it actually uses oil that could be set aside. I feel that Bush’s plan for funding fuel cell research will not solve many of today’s problem regarding oil problems in our country because it could be more efficient and have more immediate effects. Although Bush’s plan could someday make a huge difference in the amount of oil used in the US, there is no way of knowing when any changes will be seen. I feel that something needs to be done to change our oil consumption as soon as possible. A major change would be seen very soon if President Clinton’s plan were to continue being funded.
At that time what led to alternative fuels was a better way to make vehicles work better, but what truly led to the development of alternative fuels was to prevent global warming from happening. They are needed to produce less emissions and improve the world`s climate. If in the world the use of conventional fuels keeps growing eventually it could lead to global warming and hurt the planet and harm lives because those gases that conventional fuels release are not good to inhale. The question that is being asked by everyone is if alternative fuels serve their purpose and are they worth it. Some people might see alternative fuels important and some do not care, but they should because they serve their purpose in improving climate and producing fewer emission levels.
If there is one thing that I have learned in this course it is that our contribution to our environment plays an extremely crucial role in global warming and what our environment will be like in the future for not only the current generation, but for generations to come. To go off my point of picking nuclear power versus coal power, nuclear power has significantly less of an impact on our country than coal. Nuclear power does not contribute carbon dioxide emissions as readily as coal does leaving it far safer for our environment. Another reason that I chose nuclear power over coal power is the idea that nuclear power is extremely reliable and will last longer than fossil fuels. Of course, coal has a significant amount of reserves on hand today, but eventually the world will run out coal and we will be left to find other sources to make our energy from.
Acid rain, global warming, and air quality are all leading problems in today 's society, but the world could eliminate these complications by putting time and money into alternative energy. Alternative energy can effectively reduce the amount of fossil fuels used. “Around 90% of energy used in the world today is made by fossil fuels” (Tjblackwell 1). Alternative energy cannot replace the use of all fossil fuel, but any amount of alternative energy use can be effective. Methods of these energy alternatives can save the earth from running out of fossil fuels.
But concern over what happens when these supplies dwindle is universal. Science has revealed that oil will not last forever at the rate it is being consumed. Therefore, alternatives must be developed that can provide sustainable levels of energy well into humanity’s future. We are entering a world in which, energy-speaking, renewable is the name of the game. In addition to facilitating the weaning of humans from fossil fuels, renewable energy poses many environmental benefits because renewable means clean.
This is why the importance of finding other sources of energy is so significant. With the discovery of the great abundance of fossil fuels, no one could stop to think that we might run out of them because they are nonrenewable. Not only is the supply of fossil fuels getting shorter, but they are harsh to the environment and to ourselves as well. Switching to renewable energy is the best way to preserve what fossil fuels we have left and help make the world clea... ... middle of paper ... ...endent by using our own sources and stop spending money buying resources from other countries. This will produce more circulating capital in our own country and help introduce additional jobs.
Many countries accept carbon-free energy as alternative energy, and are trying to develop and apply new technologies that will enable them to use renewable energy sources in the most efficient way. However switching to carbon-free energy argued that is an unrealistic way. This essay aims to assess the differences in opinion between supports and argues of renewable energy that switching to carbon-free energy is unrealistic. Firstly consider about employing renewable energy. Secondly evaluate the sustainable development of biofuel and wind energies.
The primary goal of the hybrid vehicle is to cut down on global-warming. The only way in which we can effectively reduce green house gas emissions is by burning less fossi... ... middle of paper ... ...eir combustion counterparts. However, this will change once they become popular and, in actuality, the additional cost up front can quickly pay for itself with increased fuel savings. There is also the question of all these batteries. If the nickel metal hydride batteries aren?t disposed of properly, there could be environmental side effects.
A versatile source of energy, geothermal can decrease fossil fuel use in America lowering the financial and military strain put on the country due to its need to protect its interest with foreign and often hostile governments. Taken from the Earth itself, geothermal heat will offer an almost endless supply of energy with a minimal disruption of the environment. Still early in its development, geothermal energy is quickly becoming a competitor as an industrial form of energy finding its niche in the America energy community.
This loss of oil could be positive; possibly less CO2 would enter the atmosphere and global warming may be stalled. However, the success of this transition away from fossil fuels will be largely dependant on the ability of developed nations to manage their time. If the US, or any other nation, is going to be successful, they need to start now. II. Background Information Oil is a significant, non renewable resource that is found underground and extracted through technological processes (Grubb).