Fossil Fuels: The Consumption Of Renewable Energy

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Al Gore stated, “Once the renewable infrastructure is built, the fuel is free forever. Unlike carbon-based fuels, the wind and the sun and the earth itself provide fuel that is free, in amounts that are effectively limitless .” The production of electricity is necessary for human life to sustain lifestyles and their needs. Fossil fuels are nonrenewable remains of ancient plants and animals that fossilize, and then they transform into a combustible material (McLamb). This means that once fossil fuels are consumed, they can not be recovered. Presently, most of our electricity is produced mostly by the means of fossil fuels. Every year, the world consumes four hundred quadrillion British Thermal Units a year (McLamb). Of this yearly consumption, …show more content…
“In 2012 National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) found that together, renewable energy sources have the potential to supply 482,247 billion kilowatt/hours of electricity annually,” and this is 118 times the current consumption of the current annual energy usage …show more content…
Fossil fuels are very abundant in places like Europe and Asia, so the United States depends on them for practically most of their energy production. This idea of depending on another country is atrocious for the economy. In the past, the price of solar and wind power was very expensive. Now and in the future, the price of these methods of energy production will decline in price (McCarthy). Even though the cost of development of alternative energies is high, to produce the electricity through alternative sources is inferior compared to price of fossil fuels (Kukreja). The only cost after development is the price of maintenance, but when a structure of a hybrid alternative energy system is broken, the system should still produce power. If these parts of a fossil fuel factory are broken, then it is likely it would stop producing or it could possibly become a danger (McCarthy). Alternative energy has a low cost compared to fossil fuels,

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