Renewable Energy Papers

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Renewable sources of energy
Nicholas Reibel
Northeastern University
8/12/14

Abstract
Environment degradation has taken a global dimension. Human activities continue to cause interfere with the natural surroundings. The balance of the ecosystem has been defiled due to technological advancement, prominence of materialism, human greed, and misuse of nature and egoism of human nature. Non-renewable energy sources have been cited as responsible for environmental degradation. Efforts have been diverted towards embracing more renewable energy sources to combat impacts on the environment. The United States depends heavily on oil, natural gas, and coal for its energy. Fossil fuels draw finite resources that eventually dwindle (non-renewable),
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These benefits include environmental benefits. Renewable energy sources can be replenished and, therefore, can last forever for generations to come. They also have an economic impact. Many renewable energy sources investment are spent on workmanship and materials to build and maintain the facilities instead of energy imports which are very expensive. Renewable energy technologies can also be sold to boost trade deficit. Renewable energy sources are also a source of energy security. Because they can be replenished, renewable energy is reliable and forms part of the country’s energy security (PR, Newswire 2013). In order to examine renewable sources of energy, this essay will use one example of renewable energy source to present its argument. Bio-fuels will be used as a reference. Bio-fuels are those fuels which have geological energy from recent carbon fixation. Bio-fuels are produced from living organisms. The carbon fixation takes place in microalgae and plants. Bio-fuels are via conversion of biomass, recent living organisms. Biomass can form convenient energy that is composed of substances is different ways such as chemical conversions, thermal conversions, and biochemical conversion. The conversion of biomass can result into different forms of fuels like liquid, solid, and gas (PR, Newswire

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