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The Government and Alternative Energy

- With every passing day our planet is slowly becoming contaminated by the fuels we use and the green house gases they emit. This damage can never be reversed and will continue to harm our planet; however there are many systems of alternative energy that could be implemented in order to reduce this damage. This is why I believe that our government should endorse alternative energy and set regulations in order to promote the use of alternative energy. Wind energy is a current source for alternative energy....   [tags: Alternative Energy]

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Exploring Alternative Energy Sources

- In today’s rapidly developing world, vast amounts of energy resources are being utilized at an alarming rate, one which can certainly result in the extinction of our valuable natural resources. Moreover, majority of the energy resources utilized today are non-renewable natural resources like the petroleum products which account for nearly eighty percent of all the energy resources used. Thus, exploring alternative forms of energy so as to decrease our dependency on non-renewable forms of energy and consequently save the environment, has become more important than ever before....   [tags: Alternative Energy, ]

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Alternative Energy Resources and Human Dependence on Oil

- Alternative Energy Resources and Human Dependence on Oil Introduction The modern world is fuelled by oil (Youngquest, 1998). This reality has brought tremendous changes and developments that is continuously transforming the modern period, changing its lifestyles and economies in the last 200 years. However, these changes do not only paved for modernization and development, but it has also paved for the environmental crisis that the world is now facing (Bodley, 2008). Environmental crisis refers to the degradation of the environmental quality due to human intervention in natural processes....   [tags: Alternative Energy]

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Alternative Energy Sources For Renewable Energy

- According to EIA, “Renewable energy accounted for approximately ten percent of total U.S. consumption and thirteen percent of electricity generation in the year 2014.” These alternative energy sources include factors such as wind power, solar power, hydro power, geothermal power, and biomass. These alternative resources provide the Earth with power that is unlimited to the people, and after maintenance as well as building, is basically free. These alternative sources are cleaner for the earth, more cost effective for our economies, and they are not able to be depleted for they are non-renewable sources....   [tags: Wind power, Alternative energy, Fossil fuel]

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Solar Energy : An Alternative Source Of Energy Source

- Life on this earth could not exist without the sun. The sun is the center of our solar system. The sun lights the earth and warms its surface, but it is capable of doing so much more. The sun’s energy can be harnessed to serve as an alternative energy source. This energy would be reliable and would put to rest fears of running out of sources of energy. The energy from the sun is also renewable, meaning the energy consumed will regenerate over time. Is there a perfect energy source. No, there is not, but solar energy certainly is a better source of energy than fossil fuels....   [tags: Fossil fuel, Alternative energy]

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Should The United States Use Alternative Sources Of Energy?

- noisy, users too much land is hazardous to birds. Wind power compared to solar energy and other alternative sources still has problems, can be arguing about. Until there are more alternative sources out there and more research on cost for alternative energy sources the use of fossil fuel won’t stop. According to Rinkesh, a clean and green activist, the use of renewable energy sources would reduce the use of fossil fuel, yet it remains to be seen that the use of fossil fuel will continue until it’s realized that things need to change....   [tags: Wind power, Alternative energy, Fossil fuel]

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Alternative Energy And Renewable Energy

- Alternative energy is energy that is generated in ways that do not harm the environment or deplete natural resources, often by avoiding using fossil fuels or nuclear energy. There are many benefits to using alternative energy other than just being better for the environment. It is renewable, which means that the Earth can naturally replenish it and it can be used again, as long as it does not get used faster than it can be replenished. It is also sustainable, which means it can be used without risking the availability of it for future generations....   [tags: Fossil fuel, Energy development, Solar energy]

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Conventional Energy And Alternative Energy

- The energy industry provides many different resource options for consumers to choose. Two main markets within this industry exist: conventional energy and alternative energy. Conventional forms of energy never suffer from low demand because of consumer’s familiarity with these resources. Alternative energy, on the other hand, is still a growing market. The United States government shows great interest in adapting to a lifestyle that uses these forms of energies by passing acts, creating energy policies, and subsidization to support the alternative energy market....   [tags: Wind power, Fossil fuel, Energy development]

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Renewable Energy : Alternative Energy

- 333745 Alternative Energy “If we put all our energy and resources into continued fossil fuel extraction, we will have lost an opportunity to have invested in renewable energy.” ( David Suzuki ) The past few decades, alternative energy has increasingly replaced the utilization of fossil fuels. Fossil fuels are composed from decayed plants and animals that are converted to crude oil, coal, and natural gas. As a source of energy fossil fuels are finite and have many negative side-effects, some of which include: incremented levels of carbon dioxide, output of toxic substances, heat-trapping gases that cause global warming, and by-products that pollute water-supply....   [tags: Wind power, Energy development, Fossil fuel]

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Renewable Energy : Alternative Energy

- 333745 Alternative Energy “If we put all our energy and resources into continued fossil fuel extraction, we will have lost an opportunity to have invested in renewable energy.” ( David Suzuki ) The past few decades, alternative energy has increasingly replaced the utilization of fossil fuels. Fossil fuels are composed from decayed plants and animals that are converted to crude oil, coal, and natural gas. As a source of energy fossil fuels are finite and have many negative side-effects, some of which include: incremented levels of carbon dioxide, output of toxic substances, heat-trapping gases that cause global warming, and by-prod...   [tags: Wind power, Energy development, Fossil fuel]

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Nuclear, Coal, and Alternative Energy

- Nuclear Vs. Coal Power Nuclear power and coal are two of the main sources of electricity used in the United States today. Coal and Nuclear power along with Natural Gas make up over 93% of the power we use. Yet they are also the most feared and misunderstood. While both have negative connotations, they both are clearly still doing the job better than other alternative energy. Nuclear power is not readily feared for the result it will have on the environment although it should be. Used fuel assemblies are kept on site for at least seven years usually stored in onsite ponds....   [tags: Energy Sources]

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Alternative Energy Sources for the World

- The world has relied on the same sources of fuels and delivery systems for at least the past one hundred years. Since the turn of the Industrial Revolution, the world has been dependent on coal, oil, and other natural resources. These sources of fuel have worked fine for the world, until now. At the rate it that these fuels are used the world may one day run out of these precious resources. Our society must prepare now to utilize an alternate source for its fuel. The longer the world waits, the harder it will be to replace these fuels before they run out....   [tags: Energy ]

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The Use of Alternative Energy

- Our sources of oil or petroleum are running out. Although new oil deposits are being discovered every year, the amount does not equal to levels of our annual consumption. Petroleum also produces carbon dioxide, which contribute to greenhouse warming. In the effort to reduce the need for oil or petroleum as a source of energy many solutions are being discuss such as wind power, solar power, coal and the use biofuels such as ethanol as would be alternative fuel sources. In this paper, the pros and cons of alternative energy sources are discussed to see if they are the solution to replace oil as an energy source....   [tags: petroleum, energy source, oil]

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Different Sources for Alternative Energy

- 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....   [tags: nuclear energy, fossil fuels, radiation]

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Fossil Fuels and Alternative Energy Sources

- Fossil fuels are an important part of life. When you turn on the lights, watch TV, or take a shower, the electricity that you are using is being generated by fossil fuels. The three types of fossil fuels are coal, crude oil, and natural gas. They all take millions of years to form, so they are considered to be “non-renewable”- eventually, the fossil fuels will all be used up. One dangerous biological effect of using fossil fuels is ocean acidification. Extracting and transporting fossil fuels can also be very dangerous....   [tags: Energy]

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Alternative Energy

- Every day, many fossil fuel consuming contraptions spew out gases that pollute the environment. However, when the fuel supplies for these devices run out, they will grind to a halt. To prevent this, the United States needs to find an alternative to unstable and polluting energy sources before it’s too late (Rouge). It also needs to advance in technological status in order to stay above advancing third-world countries, and retain its current level of hegemony (Glaser). Space Based Solar Power Satellites, which are satellites that collect the sun’s energy and beam it down to the Earth, solve for all these concerns (Rouge)....   [tags: Energy]

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Alternative Energy Sources

- Alternative Energy Sources “In United States around half of million deaths each year are attributed to air pollution. It is estimated that air pollution each day kills three people in the city of Hong Kong. Air pollution also contributes to soil and water pollution. More than 15,000 people in the world die each day because of water pollution” (pollutionfacts.com). With these statistics, it is no wonder people are coming up with alternative energy sources. From energy to gasoline, there are many different ways to reduce these statistics....   [tags: Energy ]

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Alternative Energy

- CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background Because of the lack of fossil fuel energy and increasing of looking for renewable and clean fuel, the alternative energy is widely studied and used to solve this problem. The biodiesel, ethanol and hydrogen are possible alternative energy used. Biodiesel is produced form transesterification of vegetable oil or animal fat and alcohol. The significant amount of glycerol, namely crude glycerol, was also produced from this process. Meanwhile, Hydrogen was used in many applications such as ammonia production, power generation in fuel cell and petroleum processing....   [tags: Energy]

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Alternative Energy

- Modern society is characterized by convenience; convenience supplied by oil. Whether it be to fuel cars, to make plastic for hair dryers, or to paint a wall, most everything found in use today depends on this black gold. Although petroleum ’s variety of uses has made life convenient, this convenience has lead to an extreme use of oil, and it is now leading to its depletion. Although billions of barrels of oil remain in worldwide reserves, the United States needs to invest in replacing petroleum with alternative energy sources because readily available oil reserves are running out and other sources are more difficult to access and use ....   [tags: Energy ]

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Different Types Of Alternative Energy

- Renewable energy is a type of energy source that does not have an ending to it from its consistent replenishing. Differential to fossil fuels that cause harm to the Earth, renewable energy is made from natural sources that don’t cause any harm with carbon dioxide or pollutants. There are four different types of alternative energy: nuclear, solar, wind, hydroelectric. The purpose of this paper is for the reader to better understand the use of alternative energy along with the positive and negative impacts it has on the world....   [tags: Wind power, Fossil fuel, Renewable energy]

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Alternative Energy Uses Of The Solar Energy

- Alternative energy use is rising in the United States. Oil and gas have been the major sources of electricity for many years and is still used today. Now with advanced technology and new developments there are different ways to produce electricity. A few of the new alternatives to energy is wind, geothermal, and solar. Wind produces energy using a windmill this is compared with the energy produced when pedaling a bike. The geothermal energy is produced by heat produced by the earth. Solar energy has many benefits from saving money, provides electricity during power outages, and it is environmental friendly....   [tags: Photovoltaics, Solar cell, Sun, Solar energy]

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Hydrogen Energy is the Next Giant in Alternative Energy

- Hydrogen Energy is the Next Giant in Alternative Energy Hydrogen economy is an alternative source of fuel and energy that does not damage the environment. Fossil fuels which is the fuel used by many countries is damaging the earth and has to be switched to a better alternative, such as the hydrogen economy. Although it is not used in many places it can substitute fossil fuels and give recyclable substances back to the society that uses them. This alternative economy helps stop the destruction and does no harm to the surrounding environments....   [tags: Energy ]

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Alternative Sources Of Alternative Energy Sources

- Alternative energy sources are renewable, and is most commonly referred to as free energy sources. There are many alternative energy sources such as hydro power, solar power, wind, biomass, and geothermal. Using alternative sources is more expensive in the long run, but it is the much safer option for our environment compared to fossil fuels. Although everything used is completely free, such as water and wind, the equipment used to generate these things are expensive. There are several pros and cons that come with the utilization of alternative energy sources....   [tags: Fossil fuel, Energy development, Wind power]

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Alternative Sources Of Alternative Energy Sources

- There are many types of Alternative Energy Sources. The different energy sources are hydro and solar power, wind, biomass and geothermal energy. Throughout the world people don’t recognize that we use every these energy sources day for our own personal use. The energy sources are not only free but they are also renewable. It is a little more costly to use these energy sources, but going green is what’s best for our environment. Using these alternative sources will create fresher air, eliminate over half of the pollution caused by fossil fuels, and protect our earth a lot longer....   [tags: Fossil fuel, Wind power, Solar energy]

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Nuclear Power as An Alternative Energy Source

- Nuclear fission is going to become more and more useful in worldwide power production for the foreseeable future. The reasons are numerous, but can be summarized by the relative ease of reliable power production that is provided. This does not go without having many disadvantages. But it is the fact that nuclear fission provides a massive amount of reliable electrical energy at a relatively low cost that has many countries investigating the possibilities of nuclear power generation. To understand why nuclear power would be the only option (at this time) for an alternative to fossil fuel burning for energy production is to understand its history, the world’s current power production from nucl...   [tags: Nuclear Energy]

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Thorium: The Best Alternative Energy

- The world is slowly running out of fossil fuels, and the transition to cleaner natural sources of energy is on the forefront of everyone’s mind. Over the last couple of decades the price of oil has almost quadrupled, and the reserves are disappearing almost as fast as it can be produced. As well as, natural gas has become increasingly more expensive to produce and manufacture. On the other hand, wind and solar power energy can produce enough energy but the infrastructures cannot support this type of energy conversion....   [tags: Green Energy]

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Alternative Energy

- In a recent time, one of the biggest problems in the world is becoming shortage of sufficient energy. People warn about possible exhaustion of stocks of oil, gas other major resources such as iron and copper. For about forty years after the end of Second World War, the mineral raw materials provided almost all energy for humanity; as a result, people consumed it in big amounts. From the beginning of the twenty first century, the world power is based on non-renewable energy sources. Today the main energy resources are oil, gas and coal....   [tags: Environment, Solar Energy]

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Alternative Energy Sources In a Long Run

- Once upon a time there was Kelly and Matt, both living in the outskirts of Mexico City. They live in a beautiful modern house. They are the only ones that power their house with solar energy and own hybrid cars. Many people criticize them for doing this because the people there are used to power their houses with fossil fuels. The couple knows that fossil fuels make the air quality bad and want to make the effort to soon make the air quality better using alternative energy. The same things happen in the real world, many critics prefer fossil fuels than alternatives, and in many cases criticizing their effort to make the environment better....   [tags: natural gas, solar energy]

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Alternative Energy

- A topic that has been in discussion throughout the years was the use of alternative energy. Alternative Energy is being increasingly used due to “The threat of global warming.” (Tom Udall, “Clean Energy,” par. 3). The result of the burning of fossil fuels and fossil fuels are soon depleting and alternative energies will be the ways that people will be living in the near future. As the positives of alternative energy will provide a healthier and cleaner future, cost is something people underestimate....   [tags: Environment, Fossil Fuel, Wind Energy]

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The Use of Wind as an Alternative Energy Source

- ... At 100 feet (30 meters) or more aboveground, they can take advantage of the faster and less turbulent wind. Turbines catch the wind's energy with their propeller-like blades. Usually, two or three blades are mounted on a shaft to form a rotor. (renewableenergy.com) Wind power has become affordable enough to compete with fossil fuels. Around the world utility services are offering wind-generated electricity at a premium of 2 to 3 cents per kWh. A household that uses wind power for a quarter of its electrical needs, the cost would only be $4 or $5 dollars per month for it and the price is still dropping....   [tags: wind turbines, sources of energy]

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Hydrogen: The Best Alternative Energy Source

- Since the human were created, they have always been depending on an external energy source. Before the use of fossil fuel was discovered, people used the sun as their main external energy source. The sun provides heat, light, and photosynthesis for food that the humans and animals need to make their work energy. And it also affects wind and water motion that the humans also use to make power to do heavy work. When the use of fossil fuels was discovered, it enabled the industrial revolution to begin in the early 19th century....   [tags: Hydrogen, An Energy Resource]

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Alternative Energy Over Fossil Fuels

- Did you know that more than 2.5 million metric tons of carbon is produced by power plants annually. (Green Energy Choice). These plants are contaminating the air and making the oxygen one breaths in worse and worse. If one converted to alternative energy, they are cutting out the need to make more energy the old way and keeps less contaminates in the air. Alternative energy can be used by an electric car instead of a standard car today. By using the electric car, there would be zero emissions entering the atmosphere and hurting the environment and others around the land....   [tags: renewable, car, energy, environment]

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Alternative Energy Investment

- Alternative Energy Investment The emergence of the Industrial Revolution in the 1760s has led to many issues facing the environment as of today. The Arab Oil Embargo in 1973 created the first skyrocket of gas prices in the United States. This further displayed the weakness of the United States and showed our dependence on foreign oil. The usage of coal firing and natural gas as our primary sources of energy has dramatically degraded our various ecosystems and the health of others. By investing in alternative energy sources such as photovoltaic energy, wind power, and biofuels we improve our economy....   [tags: INdustrial Revolution, World History, Energy]

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Renewable Energy Is An Alternative For Energy

- With the ever growing increase in population, the demand for energy is increasing every day, and our dependence on non-renewable energy will one day come to an end. Energy is readily available everywhere and can be primarily classified into two principal groups, non-renewable and renewable. Non-renewable energy comes in numerous forms such as coal, oil, natural gas. However, these types of non-renewable energy resources are only available in limited supplies, and once they 're used up, they cannot be replaced....   [tags: Wind power, Wind turbine, Fossil fuel]

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Alternative Of Alternative Energy Vehicles

- Introduction Alternative Fuel Vehicles The modern automobile has been an integral part of our day-to-day life almost since its inception. Unfortunately, in recent years the finite nature of fossil fuels coupled with increasing geopolitical instability has resulted in a sharp increase in gasoline prices. Moreover, a growing scientific consensus on climate change, along with other environmental concerns, has accelerated the development of new technologies and alternative fuels. Currently, there are a number of options to choose from; each with its own unique set of advantages and, perhaps more importantly, its own set of challenges....   [tags: Internal combustion engine, Petroleum, Automobile]

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A Case for Alternative Energy Generation: How Effective Is It?

- As the population rises, the demand for energy increases as well. Americans expect the convenience of electrical power to be there when they need it and their economy depends on it, but a lack of power might soon be a reality. A large amount of electricity in the United States is produced by burning fossil fuels. The national government, as well as individual states, are on a quest for less pollution, but with the energy demand so high it seems lower carbon emissions are impossible. Despite claims that the aging electrical grid is to blame for energy shortages, fossil fuel power generation plants simply cannot keep up with demand....   [tags: Energy ]

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Renewable Energy : Alternative Energy

- Energy is a force or work that a physical system is capable of doing in changing from its actual state or form into a different state or form. We use energy in our everyday lives, and people all over the world, big or small, have a use of energy. People, who own a car, have a house, work in a place with light other than fire and sunlight use energy. Even electronics, appliances, hot water, heating or cooling systems use energy. Most of the resources we use for these things are often times harmful to the environment and very expensive because of the nonrenewable aspects many of them possess....   [tags: Wind power, Wind turbine, Fossil fuel]

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Fossil Fuels And Alternative Energy Sources

- The use of Fossil fuels, such as coal and oil, belongs the past. Fossil fuels are natural fuels that are formed when remains of dead organisms pass through episodes of natural processes such as decomposition and disintegration; that exceeded millions of years. Fossil fuels include coal, oil and natural gas; they are categorized as fuels due to their ability to release energy when they undergo combustion. Meanwhile, they are the main source of producing the energy that is consumed by humanity. The scope of this essay will discuss the different advantages and disadvantages of using fossil fuels as sources of energy and alternative energy sources and methods discovered by environmentalists that...   [tags: Fossil fuel, Wind power, Energy development]

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Ocean Wave Energy as an Alternative

- With the energy costs increasing and the available resources depleting many people are looking towards other renewable, easily derived energy resources. With this searching many people have looked toward ocean energy. Ocean energy is an ideal resource meeting the requirements people set when looking for new sources. Although the technology is still being developed and evolved, with the technology known ocean energy has already shown to be more prospective than other energy sources already in use....   [tags: Energy]

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Compare and Contrast of Nuclear Energy and Alternative Energy

- Compare and Contrast of Nuclear Energy and Alternative Energy Standard Number Science 3.4.A Today our society is using more energy than ever. With the increase in demand for energy, problems are presented that have to be addressed. One of the biggest and most prevalent problems is the need for clean, renewable, sustainable energy. On the forefront of these problems comes the following solutions: nuclear energy, hydro-electric energy, and photovoltaic energy. With the need of energy in today’s current world, exploring different ways of producing power are necessary....   [tags: atom, hydroelectricity, clean energy]

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A Series of Alternative Energy Sources

- There are many ways to get power. Whether it’s from renewable or nonrenewable resources there is no point in denying that they’re getting to a point where it’s almost required to reduce the amount used. However scientists have found new ways to get energy that won’t hurt the environment as much as what was before the new alternative energies. New alternative energies will change into what the world will use to get their energy. They help create from none to barely any pollution for the environment unlike the resources the worlds been using to get energy....   [tags: eolic, solar and hydroelectric power]

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America Needs Alternative Fuels

- The United States is dying. Between the economy, the federal budget, unemployment, healthcare, immigration, education, the environment, and pollution, America has plenty on its plate as far as the issues currently facing the country. Concern for the environment, the effect people have on it, and the problem of pollution have been addressed in America for years, but what has really been done. Most would say something along the lines of “nothing” or “not much.” Many would say not enough has been done, but the responsibility really comes down to the American people to make changes to their lifestyles....   [tags: Alternative Energy]

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Renewable or Alternative Energy Resources

- Renewable or alternative energy is very important, but many industry leaders and the public perceive the renewable or alternative energy with a distorted view, without a good understanding of the benefits that will bring. Instead, they only learn that their investment or efforts to implement this new energy resource will be greater than the benefits. So far, these programs had an excellent intention of persuading people to utilize renewable resources for the benefit of all, but are not reaching this goal and are often concealed by the distorted and influenced perspective that they promote....   [tags: US, Educational Programs]

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Alternative Energy Will Reduce Unemployment

- Frederick Douglas, a famous abolitionist in 1864 sketched the perfect picture of America saying, "In thinking of America, I sometimes find myself admiring her bright blue sky-her grand old woods-her fertile fields-her beautiful rivers-her mighty lakes and star-crowned mountains. But my rapture is soon checked when I remember that all is cursed... " He whet on to finish his statement by describing the bonds of slavery and the shadow it cast on America. The picture of America that Frederick Douglas so beautifully described is slowly changing as the environment wilts and America's economy scours the planet for a solution in these tumultuous times....   [tags: Economics, Unemployment Essays]

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Alternative Source Of Energy : Wind Energy

- Alternative Source of Energy: Wind Energy Over the last couple of years, scientists have discovered the alarming environmental damages that result with the use of traditional fossil fuels. Not only are fossil fuels a threat to the environment, but they are also an expensive source of energy that is being used up very quickly with such high consumption rates. As a result, scientists are currently developing cheaper renewable sources that can be used as alternative sources of energy. Among the several alternative sources of energy that scientists have developed is wind energy....   [tags: Wind power, Renewable energy, Fossil fuel]

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Renewable Alternative Energy Sources

- The world needs to start making alternative energy sources more of a priority for a number of reasons. “Alternative energy refers to energy sources that have no undesired consequences such for example fossil fuels or nuclear energy” (“Alternative Energy”). Alternative energy sources collectively only provide about seven percent of the total world energy supply (McLamb). Even though fossil fuels are cheap and plentiful, can help a country’s economy, and can be extracted relatively easily, they have many disastrous effects (“Activity 3 – Fossil Fuels – The pros and cons”)....   [tags: effects, substances, fossil, fuels, nuclear]

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Montana Needs Alternative Energy

- The modern world is constantly attempting to create a smarter, cheaper, and more efficient living environment, in the fields of government, technology, and most of all, energy. Alternative energy has been on the agenda of every scientist and politician alike since the early 1990’s and increasing constantly with the advancement of the liberal political world since the early 2000’s, for the reasons of global warming, emission release and other motivations. Montana and its people’s attempt to modernize the potential substitution of fossil fuel energy has been impeded by the immense number of conservative political leaders in the late 20th and early 21st century....   [tags: Global Warming]

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A Brief Look at Nuclear Energy

- Radiation is a form of energy and different types of radiation have different amounts of energy. If radioactive waste gets out of its safe container and in to the environment it could contaminate the wildlife and people. A type of radiation is nuclear energy. Nuclear energy was discovered by different people but it all started out in 1895, when Wilhelm Rontgen began passing an electric current through an evacuated glass tube and producing continuous X-rays. Scientists have said that nuclear energy is safer compared to other energy sources....   [tags: Alternative Energy]

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Is Geothermal Energy Worth the Price?

- The rising cost of energy gives homeowners an opportunity to explore alternative heating and cooling systems. Geothermal heat pumps are one available option. Even though geothermal heat pumps are expensive, their efficiency and reliability will provide a value capable of recovering the high installation cost. The tremendous benefits this system provides will overcome the additional cost. Geothermal heat pumps are different from other heat pumps in that they use ground heat instead of extracting heat out of the air....   [tags: Alternative Energy]

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Using Alternative Energy Sources in the United States

- Using Alternative Energy Sources in the U.S. The United States has many directions to choose from in the oncoming future of energy. “Options for the world's energy future may include surprises, thanks to innovative research under way around the world” (LePoire 1). History has shown that surprises can change generations . Since the mid 1900’s, experts have been conducting research on the way our nation has been using energy. The United States have relied on other countries to gain knowledge with their energy sources....   [tags: solar, eolic, nuclear energy]

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Benefits Of Alternative Energy For Renewable Energy

- Benefits of Alternative Energy On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil drill exploded; thirteen people were killed and many were injured. 206 million gallons of oil was dumped into the Gulf of Mexico. This event attracted many new supporters of alternative energy (Issitt & Warhol). Alternative energy refers to any energy source other than fossil fuels. Fossil fuels are materials including natural gas, coal, and oil; they are cheap to produce, easy to distribute, and provide most of the electricity used in the world’s technology....   [tags: Wind power, Fossil fuel, Petroleum]

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Biofuel is An Alternative Energy Source

- Biofuel: An Alternative Energy Source Abstract As the world’s source of fossil fuels diminishes, another source of energy must replace fossil fuels. This paper evaluates biofuel, one alternative form of energy by showing what biofuel is, how it works, its historical use, and benefits and drawbacks it pertains. I hypothesized that biofuel would be an effective alternative energy. My conclusion does not support my claim, but in terms of worldwide usage. Introduction: With the world’s source of fossil fuels depleting, we need to find an alternative energy source....   [tags: Power Energy Bio Fuel]

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Hydropower as an Alternative Energy Source

- Hydropower as an Alternative Energy Source Water provides a very valuable resource. We use dams built to run water through turbines and produce electricity. There are many advantages and disadvantages to hydropower, though there are more advantages. It is reasonable inexpensive to maintain, and is a clean source. There are issues with dams blocking fish swimming in the river, but there are ways to help them. Hydropower is well balanced between the electricity needs and the needs of the environment....   [tags: Water Power Energy]

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The Alternative Energy Source to Oil

- The Alternative Energy Source to Oil Introduction 1.0     “Renewable Energy” is the term used to describe those energy flows that occur naturally and repeatedly in the environment, e.g. from the sun, wind and the oceans, and from plants and the fall of water. It also refers to the energy available from wastes and to the emerging clean technology of fuel cells. There are wide ranges of renewable energy sources/technologies, varying in technical and commercial viability. These include: •     Solar Power (Photovoltaic) •     Hydro – electric Power •     Hydrogen Fuel Cells •     Geothermal •     Wind Power •     Nuclear Power 1.1     The modern drive to harness renewable energy began in t...   [tags: Renewable Energy Solar Power Essays]

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Biomass Energy In Africa

- The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind written by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer talks about the deforestation in Africa, and the different type of experiments William conducted in search of possible alternative energy. Deforestation is a growing problem in Africa due to the household communities’ dependency to use wood for fuel to prepare their daily meals, or use wood to create charcoal and sell in order to buy food for their families and survive. For most households in Africa, the use of wood to make charcoal is their way of life....   [tags: Alternative Energy]

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Alternative Energy : British Petroleum And Royal Dutch Shell

- Alternative Energy British Petroleum and Royal Dutch Shell claim that by 2050, one-third of the world 's energy will need to come from renewable sources. Fossil fuels are the most efficient source of energy, but the disadvantages are so great that they have prompted the world to look into alternative sources. Fossil fuels like coal and oil release carbon dioxide and have been known to produce acid rain near mass burning of coal, particularly in power plants. Coal and oil are also limited, meaning there is a constrained value of fossil fuels and they will eventually be totally depleted....   [tags: Fossil fuel, Energy development, Wind power]

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Nuclear Energy: The New Green Energy Alternative?

- The nuclear energy debate has persisted for decades. Those who strongly oppose it argue that its benefits, such as carbon-free emissions and low fuel costs, are almost irrelevant when the risk posed by radioactive waste and reactor meltdowns are factored in. The problem revolves around how little waste storage is prioritized in the planning stages of a reactor, including the locations of waste storage, leading to a surplus of radioactive waste at reactor sites. With the progress being made to advance waste disposal methods and increase public participation in countries that need storage for accumulating waste and developing countries considering nuclear energy, nuclear energy could...   [tags: Energy ]

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Energy Demands: Alternative Energy Resources

- Can growing energy demands be met safely and efficiently. My talk today is about energy especially about energy demands. What is energy. In physics, energy is defined as the capacity to do work. This capacity is very important to our daily lives, business, and education and even for the national security. This is why it is so important for world to meet the growing demands of the energy. According to Global future studies & research stated that there are 1.3 billion people are living without electricity today, which is 20% of total population and that 2 billion of population, is expected to be added to world population between now and 2050....   [tags: Country Development, Economy Growth]

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Alternative Energy Sources

- Imagine a world where nobody can use their iPhone, their computer, or even turn on the lights. That is the kind of world the future may be like if there is not an overhaul of how electricity is obtained. Ever since the Industrial Revolution, people have utilized fossil fuels to power their homes, cars, and businesses. Unfortunately, our stores of fossil fuels are running low, and they have been demonstrated to increase the temperature in the atmosphere and accelerate global warming. As gas prices steadily rise, people need a newer, cleaner source of energy....   [tags: fossil fuel, renewable sources, oil]

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Interest in Algae as an Alternative Energy Source

- I can recall countless afternoon strolls with my mother alongside the pond outside her office. The pond glistened in the sunlight with a slight green hue. Vividly colored fish dashed back and forth in the still water. A trail of ducklings followed their mother calmly atop the pond. I strained my eyes and caught a glimpse of a dark green turtle, camouflaged by the algae-laden water. It is truly awing that something as seemingly trivial as algae are being ardently pursued by research scientists across the globe today....   [tags: biodiesel, gasoline, renewable]

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The Importance of Utilizing Alternative Energy Sources

- Energy is what makes the world go around. Without the continuous supply of energy that most of us take for granted, things would quickly come to a stop. We are dependent on energy for our very survival. Heating our homes, transportation, communication, health, even our daily food supply, which all depends on energy. But while energy delivers much that is good, it is also a primary factor, the primary factor. Which destroy our life systems. From smog, to acid rain, to climate change, to nuclear radiation, the effects of our current energy habits are fundamentally destructive, threatening our and all future generations....   [tags: natural resources, environment, environmental]

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Nuclear Energy Is Not A Safe Alternative

- Nearly 1.8 million people die each year due to the air pollution caused by burning fossil fuels such as coal which would be prevented by using nuclear energy. Energy consumption is an increasing problem in America. The nation continues to attempt to keep up with the energy crisis but is unable. The United States has attempted to use solar power and wind power but these alternatives do not produce enough energy for what they are worth. Though some people claim that nuclear energy is not a safe alternative, but plants take safety measures to keep employees and surrounding communities safe....   [tags: Nuclear power, Energy development, Coal]

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Electrolysis: Chapter 1 Alternative Energy

- CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF PROJECT Alternative energy can be defined as a form of energy derived from a natural source, such as the sun, wind, tides, or waves which also called as renewable energy [1]. It is becoming more important in the ever increasing energy cost faced by the world today especially into automotive industry. There are two or three main objectives for people who create automotive devices - increasing the fuel consumption (Miles per Gallon – MPG) performance and reducing the harmful emissions are the top two priorities, while running the vehicle on water alone is the aim of a few people....   [tags: Introduction, Circuit, Thermodynamics]

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Is Nuclear Energy A Solid Alternative?

- For years, scientists have debated about alternative sources to the controversial use of fossil fuels, in order to better preserve our environment. Nuclear energy seems to be a very promising candidate, and its use is spearheaded by many well known environmentalists, such as Lord May of Oxford, and many other British scientists (Connor, 2015,¶5). Nuclear energy is an alternative source of power that is produced by nuclear fission, which is the release of vast amounts of energy found inside the atom....   [tags: Nuclear power, Nuclear fission, Energy development]

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Nuclear Energy as an Alternative for Fossil Fuels

- ... This could lead to international insecurity as the need for the resource might trigger conflicts, leading to increase tensions among our nation and others. The need for this resource affects a country's international security, as countries going for the same resource might go to war over it and countries who have it will readily guard it. Another part of fossil fuel that is negative aspect is how fossil duel is contributing in climate changes. According to the EPA, “Overview of Greenhouse Gases and Causes of Climate Change,” fossil fuel Fossil fuels such as coal and oil are the leading factors in global climate change, as they produce large amounts of CO2 emissions....   [tags: other feasible energy sources]

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Wind Power as an Alternative Energy Source

- Wind Power as an Alternate Energy Source Graphics not Included ABSTRACT The United States' main source of energy is currently fossil fuels. However, we know that fossil fuel supply continues to deplete and sooner or later, the United States will need to resort to a new source of energy. This report hopes to explore the advantages and disadvantages of wind power using model regions. These regions have experience in using wind power, which may help us determine whether or not it is a suitable source of energy when fossil fuels are completely drained....   [tags: Energy Power Global Warming]

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Alternative Energy Resources

- The energy that is used today comes from fossil fuels, which is a nonrenewable limited resource that will eventually be used up. Alternative energy sources such as solar, hydroelectric, geothermal and wind energies can be used, to conserve the planets limited natural resources. Alternative energy is the use of another energy without the burning of fossil fuels and break up on atoms. Solar energy can be used to operate cars and provide electricity for homes and businesses. Hydroelectric energy can be used to provide electric power to small towns and cities....   [tags: Renewable Energy Reduce Dependency Oil]

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Alternative Energy Sources and the Economy

- Clean energy independence is becoming a major priority in the modern world. Increasing population has caused a major demand for energy independence and reliability. Non-renewable resources will eventually run out and cause energy prices to skyrocket, which will destroy the worlds infrastructure. Investing in clean energy will have a beneficial impact on our economy through job creation, energy independence, and increased investing. This must be dealt with soon, because if it is not, it will only become an even bigger problem....   [tags: independence and reliability, non-renewable]

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Energy Production with Faux Foliage

- Multiple attempts have been made to develop a catalyst that could mimic photosynthesis to produce energy, but all of them have been unsuccessful or too expensive. Professors at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new way to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. Chemistry and energy professor Daniel Nocera has developed an artificial leaf with a catalyst that uses sunshine to produce energy. This is not the first catalyst to be produced but is the first that uses inexpensive everyday materials....   [tags: Alternative Energy]

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Alternative Energy: Are Biofuels the Solution?

- Fossil Fuels are a significant part of contemporary society as they provide energy for transportation through the use of cars, motorbikes, trucks and planes. Modern society is heavily contingent with the fuels and their applications however, this has led to the dilemma of global warming which is expanding into a tenacious issue due to the over consumption of fossil fuels. Global warming is caused by the emissions of chemical compounds that the fossil fuels are composed of; one of which is Carbon dioxide gas....   [tags: reducing greenhouse emissions]

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Natural Gas is a Viable Alternative Energy Source for Electricity Production

- The use of natural gas as an energy source, to produce electricity, is becoming more common in the United States. Due to growing concerns regarding global climate change and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG); the country’s dependence on foreign oil; and the fears that conventional natural gas supplies could be depleted within the next decade, the United States has begun developing alternative energy sources. Most critics would agree that clean alternative energy is the ideal source of electricity, but many argue about the available technology and efficiency of these sources....   [tags: Energy, Shale Gas]

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Renewable Resources For Renewable Energy

- It’s only a matter of time before the non-renewable resources we know of cease to exist. This planet has revolved around fossil fuels as its primary energy source for decades, so what would happen if they were to run out. Because experts project that we will exhaust the Earth’s known non-renewable resources by 2088 if recycling doesn’t improve, we must expand our use of renewable energy including methods such as solar, wind and several other types of energy sources (Ecotricity). Non-renewable resources are defined as any natural resource that exists only in a limited supply and cannot be replenished in nature at the same rate as they are consumed....   [tags: Wind power, Alternative energy]

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Solar Energy: A Viable Alternative

- In today’s world, there is a huge demand for energy. With the continuous depletion of fossil fuels, there is an urgent need for alternate forms of energy, in particular technologies that are renewable, sustainable, and inexpensive. Solar cells have been considered a promising potential solution to this problem, but issues with conventional photovoltaic cells based on crystalline materials include high manufacturing cost, poor durability, and limited versatility. Currently, only 0.25% of the United States electricity needs are met by solar energy; to contrast, coal provides almost 42% of the country’s electricity, despite the massive health and environmental effects associated with coal pow...   [tags: renewable energy sources]

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Energy Production And Distribution Of Energy

- The 2003 Northeast Blackout was a two-day nightmare that spanned from New York to Canada. This incredible event was not due to a storm, but computer and human error; affecting over fifty million people with estimated losses up to ten billion dollars and 11 deaths (Walsh, 2013). A loss of power turns inconvenience into a life-changing event when food in the refrigerator spoils, public transportation is useless, gas pumps are inoperable, and dark streets increase fear and anxiety. Even though power outages are a fact of life, few economies are equipped or prepared to provide their own power....   [tags: Fossil fuel, Alternative energy, Renewable energy]

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Alternative Sources Of Energy For Transportation

- Hybrid cars are going to solve to the energy crisis and clean up the environment. This is what the manufacturers want you to think, “The National Center for Policy Analysis considers the Prius to be a source for some of the worst pollution in North America” (Hope). Not necessarily something you hear everyday, but the evidence supporting this claim is disheartening. Going green for some means recycling and planting a garden, for others it means alternative sources of energy; in this case alternative sources of energy for transportation....   [tags: Internal combustion engine, Electric vehicle]

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Windmills for Alternative Renewable Energy

- Alternative Renewable Energy “Windmills” Renewable energy is an alternative to fossil fuels and nuclear power, and was commonly called alternative energy in the 1970s and 1980s. Scientists have advanced a plan to power 100% of the world's energy with wind, hydroelectric, and solar power by the year 2030. I am writing this paper about Alternative Renewable Energy I have chosen to write about Windmills or Wind Turbines, this is the future in power generation if we want to continue life as we know it with plenty of electricity to spare....   [tags: environment, environmental, fossil fuels]

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Alternative Sources of Renewable Energy

- With a growing population around the world, the need for energy is growing as well. We are accustomed to using fossil fuels as our central source of energy for everyday uses. Fossil fuels are a natural matter that is found in the ground of the Earth formed in a previous time period millions of years ago that are nonrenewable and are used for energy today. Fossil fuels have to be burned in order to produce energy. When nonrenewable resources have been used, they cannot restock themselves or ever be used again....   [tags: Renewable energy, environmentalism, environment]

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Alternative Resources for Energy Instead of Fossil Fuels

- ... Solar power is a useful type of green energy. Wind energy is another alternative power resource. The Earth is unevenly heated so it causes hot air to rise and expand; the cooler air comes to fill in the space. This creates wind that the wind turbine can capture. The blades on the turbine are shaped so when blown on they spin. The blades and the hub that holds them are called the rotor (Spilsbury, Let's Discuss Energy Resources Wind Power 6). The rotor is mounted at the top of a tower called the nacelle (Spilsbury, Let's Discuss Energy Resources Wind Power 6)....   [tags: green energy, solar, wind, hydro]

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The Cost-Benefit Analysis of Solar Energy

- In recent decades, much debate has ensued about the vast amount of natural resources and ecological services society depletes. Moreover, the debate has evaluated how society depletes these natural resources at a faster rate than the environment can replenish. It also assesses how society can mitigate these environmental issues in order to preserve our natural resources for the prosperity of future generations. Research suggests that the natural resources we currently use, such as coal and petroleum, could be fully depleted within the next 25 and 100 years respectively (Byrd, 2012)....   [tags: alternative energy, environment, pollution]

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Alternative Energy Resource: Biomass

- Biomass is a biological material derived from living, or recently living organisms. In the context of biomass for energy this is often used to mean plant based materials, but biomass can equally apply to both animal and vegetable derived material. Biomass is considered to be one of the key renewable resources of the future at both small and large scale levels. It already supplies fourteen percent of the world’s primary energy consumption. Growing Biomass is a rural, labor-intensive activity, and can, therefore, create jobs in rural areas and help stem rural to urban migration....   [tags: biomass, renewable resource, organic]

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