Solar Energy Development and Environmental Considerations

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Throughout a single day energy is consumed in many different ways as we perform our daily activities. Every day we use energy to get ready in the morning, prepare meals, utilize transportation and heat or cool our homes. The resources we rely on to provide the energy we need primarily come from non-renewable sources like coal, oil, petroleum, natural gas and uranium. It is because of this that new alternative sources of energy like solar and wind have been identified and are being utilized.
On a daily basis I consume a large amount of electricity, natural gas, oil and petroleum in my daily tasks. I rely on electricity to power my electronic devices, lights and to heat or cool my home. I use both natural gas and electricity to cook food in my kitchen and petroleum to power my car. During the course of the year my energy consumption may fluctuate depending on several different factors. Living in Texas, weather plays a large part in my energy consumption. In the summer when it is very hot I use electricity to run the air-conditioning to keep my home cool and during the winter I use the same electricity to keep my home warm. During the spring time when the weather is mild I like to turn off the heater and open the windows. The amount of time I spend at or away from home also causes my energy use to fluctuate. If I work from home an extra day or have family members come to visit me I will use more electricity or if I go on vacation I can reduce the amount of electricity I use. The majority of the energy I use comes from non-renewable energy sources provided by TXU Energy. TXU Energy is a subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings that relies on coal and uranium to provide energy to their customers (Energy Future Holdings, ...

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