Globally, 80 percent of electricity is lost between generation and consumption by the end user (Bernstein Global 162). Advocates for renewable energy, such as Tracy Crawford, CEO of Technical Green, are in agreement that “without rebuilding our grid, we won’t be able to move forward with any new power initiatives and that would not be smart at all”. To help reduce energy loss, companies and power suppliers are advocating for a Smart Grid, an automated power grid that communicates with buildings, appliances, and power distribution centers to increase operational savings, improve energy efficiency, improve grid reliability, and provide efficie... ... middle of paper ... .... 2009. Web. 9 May 2012.
According to his ted talk and his book The Vertical Farm: Feeding ourselves and the world in the 21st century, this relatively new concept of vertical farming has the potential to rebuild the world in many ways and improve the world for everybody. For example, a Vertical Farm can provide fresher produce for its community because it’s grown locally, not shipped from outside sources. Additionally, Vertical Farming is designed to use much less land and water than traditional farms as well, due to the fact the water to be used will be reclaimed water, lowering the impact on the environment. (Despommier & ted talk) What’s so g... ... middle of paper ... .... Works Cited "2013 World Hunger and Poverty Facts and Statistics by World Hunger Education Service." 2013 World Hunger and Poverty Facts and Statistics by World Hunger Education Service.
Over the past thirty years, a new technique for planting has started to be slowly adopted by many farming operations throughout the United States and the world. This method, which reduces greenhouse gas emissions, soil erosion, and farm expenditures, is no-till agriculture. No-till agriculture is an alternative to conventional tillage practices which have dominated the landscape of agriculture for many centuries. There are multiple issues that hinder the rate at which no-till agriculture is being adopted, but they are far outweighed by the advantages provided by no-till farming. This paper will seek to provide evidence and logic that will prove that no-till farming is vastly superior to conventional techniques, and as the next natural step in the advancement of agriculture no-till farming will serve as a way to improve farms across the world in terms of efficiency and cost effectiveness.
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