Renewable Sources Of Energy Sources Essay

3038 Words Aug 22nd, 2014 13 Pages
Renewable sources of energy
Nicholas Reibel
Northeastern University

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), therefore, too expensive and environmentally damaging to retrieve. On the contrary, renewable energy sources such as solar energy and wind will never run out as they are constantly, continuously replenished. Sunlight causes the growth of plants along with snow and rain. The organic matter making up these plants is referred to as biomass, which can be used to produce electricity, fuels, transportation, or chemicals. The use of biomass for such reasons is referred to as bio-energy, bio-fuels. The essay will use bio-fuels as an example of renewable energy sources to illustrate its advantages and disadvantages, as well as its environmental implications (PR, Newswire 2013). This essay will look into renewable energy sources, and…

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