The Rising Cost of Fossil Fuels

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Currently, Americans are becoming more aware of the changes to the environment that have been taken place over the past 200 years. Storms are becoming stronger, seasons are being coming harder to compare in the similarities of the past and the many aspects of different eco-structures are starting to die off with direct relations from use of burning fossil fuels. Americans are also looking for new ways to save move. Over the past 30 years, rising cost of fuel as forced many people to reconsider current and future financial plans. What type of vehicle to drive, possible carpooling plans, even acceptance of new jobs based on the logistics of their current home and as well as the finding of a new home based on current employment. With these factors in mind, Americans are now looking for alternatives to fossil fuels to save both the environment as well as their financial well-being. Fossil fuels have been our primary means of producing energy for the past 200 years. America total energy usage is relied to heavily on one source. In all of our endeavors of creating a society that facilitate any and all needs of its people, America is now facing a problem that will one day prove to hurt its citizens and future energy generation capabilities Cohen (2009). The problem is that the nation’s leaders have placed the source for the generation of these energies into fossil fuels. Fossil Fuels consist of oil, coal and natural gas which stated in Cohen’s (2012) finding in “The Nuclear Method” It also goes to state that 84% of our nation’s energy consumption comes from these energy sources. The problem is that fossil fuels are a finite resource, which mean that one day we will either have used up all the resources still available to us or that th... ... middle of paper ... ...hydrogen_benefits.html Cohen. B.L. (2012) Environmental Problems with Coal, Oil, and Gas, The Nuclear Method, Retrieved from 3.html Conserve Energy Future. (2014) What is Hydrogen Energy? , Retrieved from U.S. Department of Energy. (2014, March 8) Benefits and Challenges, Retrieved from U.S. Department of Energy. (2009) Hydrogen Fuel Cells, US Department of Energy Hydrogen Program, Retrieved from Efficient Mileage. (2009) Hydrogen Cars, Retrieved from Scharber. M. C. (2006) Towards 10% Energy Conversion Efficiency, Retrieved from ’Design Rules for Donors in Bulk Hetrojunction Solar Cells”
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