Essay People Depend on Energy

692 Words Jul 23rd, 2012 3 Pages
People depend on energy everyday for cooking, lighting, cooling, and warming our homes and automobiles. People consume a great amount of energy. Energy is generated from non-renewable fuels. When people use non renewable energy harmful pollutants are let loose into the air and water. The more people operate ones vehicle the energy power plants produce gasoline that burns which releases pollutants. Another problem is the cost; people are noticing that ones public service utility bill is on the rise. People need to get the information that is needed to conserve energy. People need to realize that the negative effects that non renewable energy has on the planet. Non renewable energy resources are coal, oil, and natural gas. Coal resources are …show more content…
When the acid seeps into our lakes and streams from springs and thunderstorms, and melting snow negatively affect the aquatic life. An impurity which is waste that is processed is contained in mining ore. This waste is called tailing which is left in ponds or on the ground in big piles near processing plants. Tailing consist of harmful toxic materials such as mercury, sulfuric acid, and cyanide. When these harmful acids are exposed they pollute the soil, water, and air. When mineral are processed through smelting plants a large amount of sulfur may give off air pollutants which may form into sulfuric acid that releases into the atmosphere. The toxic pollution can harm humans, animals, soil, and water. The waste from mining are dumped into local rivers everyday which is causing highly toxic cyanide which contaminates the water and aquatic life. A large amount of energy is required to refine and mine minerals. Energy is accessed by burning fuels that decreases non renewable energy resources and contributes carbon dioxide and air pollutants.

The positive and negative human impacts natural resources can not be restored fuels, gas, coal, and oil is produced from non renewable energy. Non renewable energy is produced by nuclear plants which is a nuclear waste problem. There are limited non renewable energy sources that will not be available for the future. The consumption of non renewable energy has effects on the

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