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In order to understand alternative energy sources we must first know what they are. Alternative energy sources can be described as energy that actually won’t pollute as much fossil fuel, in addition to being less harmful to the environment as well as humans, lower in cost, lastly, comes from sources of which we won’t run out of. Alternative energy is not to be confused with renewable energy. Alternative energy is deemed “renewable”, the reason being it comes from energy that is refillable by natural processes upon usage. Examples of alternative energy are nuclear, solar, wind, and hydroelectric power.
An essay on the benefits and risks of the biofuel industry and their adequacy for the developing world With the constant rise of energy demands on the global market, the ever-on-the-rise cost of fossil fuel and the damage to the environment done in the last century, the effect we are more and more aware, the demand for alternative energy sources has boomed. Biofuels have provided one of the possible responses to the inevitable energy crisis stemming from the limitations of fossil fuels reserve. Biofuels have also provided a possible way of slowing down climate change. This paper will explore both the possible benefits of biofuels, from renewability, environment effects, economic and social effects. It will also look at the potential cost of biofuels on agriculture, food security and future economic development.
Solar energy is capable of becoming the world's future power supply because, it is renewable, eco-friendly, and extremely efficient when strategically placed. Solar energy is clean energy that does not affect our environment. Solar power utilizes the sun’s energy to produce electricity, unlike other sources of energy, which rely on continual mining for raw materials. Consequently, producing solar energy from the heat from the sun does not result into the annihilation of the ecosystem, compared to the extraction of fossil fuels (Bode, 2005). Therefore, with the use of solar energy, it will help keep the environment clean, thus help to combat the issue of global warming, which is a threat to the world’s ecosystem worldwide.
The arguments that drive green technology and renewable energy through government incentives include: The need to replace foss... ... middle of paper ... ...ndency. Kline, C.. (2010). Financing Alternative Energy in 2010 and Beyond: New Incentives for New Priorities. The Journal of Equipment Lease Financing (Online), 28(2), 1B,2B,3B,4B,5B,6B,7B,8B. Retrieved October 23, 2011, from ABI/INFORM Global.
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. Alternative fuels are important to produce less emissions and avoid climate change because if not the results of using conventional fuels could lead the world to global warming. When looking for these alternative fuels there are different options to pick from, but all serving the same purpose to replace conventional fuels and reduce dependence on oil. There are alternative fuels being de... ... middle of paper ... ... Ezine @rticles. N.p., 22 May 2008.
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.
There are people in the world that believe that there is another reason why this is happening; earth is experiencing a natural cycle of evolution. Global warming is a very serious part of the world and a solution needs to be found immediately. The greenhouse effect is the cause of global warming in the world. The greenhouse effect is a topic of discussion throughout the world; it needs to be contained immediately. “Our effect on the environment, and in particular on climate change, is large and growing” (Tony Blair) The greenhouse effect is when sunlight and solar radiation enters the atmosphere and hits the earth and bounces back, but with the greenhouse effect it then goes back up into the atmosphere and is deflected back down and trapped in the atmosphere (Energy and the Environment).
Renewable energy is good for all aspects of the U.S, providing jobs, economical growth, environmental cleanliness, and new research for improving energy efficiency. Therefore the United States should use renewable energy to benefit the economy and environment. The main way the environment is adversely affected is by burning fossil fuels. When burning a hydrocarbon, such as coal or natural gas, it produces a byproduct gas called carbon dioxide. In small amounts, carbon dioxide is harmless but in large amounts, it creates what is called the “green house effect.” The carbon dioxide is trapped in the earth’s atmosphere and the heat from the sun is allowed to come through but not come back out causing the world to heat up.
These so called “green” automobiles, which are considered to be hybrids and electric cars, are actually less green than their internal combustion engine powered counterparts. With that said, they only seem so efficient because the matter in which they are tested does not accurately represent how a typical daily driver would drive. Auto manufacturers are neglecting to provide useful information about a hybrids performance, that is, the fuel economy of a hybrid as its battery is charging. It’s often the case that a battery need be recharged after 40 to 60 miles of driving, and that is where the fuel economy isn’t so peachy. The plug in solutions that manufacturers are pushing for by means of mass adoption, are only creating more pollution.