Essay on Alternative Energy Sources Of Renewable Energy

937 Words Feb 26th, 2016 4 Pages
Alternative Energy Sources
“Renewable energy…must replace both fossil fuels and nuclear power as quickly as pos-sible if the world is to avoid the catastrophic effects of…climate change” (Greenpeace Interna-tional). Most of the population in the United States knows that our planet is suffering from the use of fossil fuels. People have seen the drastic change of our weather and climate. The only thing we can do is change the way we get energy. Throughout the United States we have an un-tapped potential of renewable energy sources. We have strong winds, sunny skies, fast moving water, and heat from our Earths core that can provide a vast supply of energy (Union of Con-cerned Scientists). All of these produce little to no waste that could potentially harm our planet. As a nation known for change, we must find an alternative way to mass produce energy cleanly and without the destruction of our Earth.
The use of wind as power is dated back to many centuries. There have even been histori-cal claims that say Egyptians have harnessed the power of the wind. Hammurabi had been known to use windmills for an irrigation project as early as the 17th century BC. The first wind powered machine that used its electricity were produced and built by Charles F. Brush in 1888. Production of the wind turbine continued in the form of small-scale system until the 1930’s when the first large scale AC turbine was constructed in the U.S. There was then a general lull in inter-est until the 1970’s when…

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