The Benefits Of Renewable Sources Of Energy

We live in an era that as a whole needs to look at using renewable sources of energy to sustain our way of living; not rely so heavily on the nonrenewable resources. The world has made many advancements from a primitive way of life to discovering fossil fuels. To now where technology has played a major part in creating ways of harnessing the wind, sun, geothermal and biomass and turning them into power. Many ask is it possible for a community to convert over to using renewable sources and the answer is yes. It cannot happen overnight, but with the advancements that have been made in technology; getting the government to see the benefits and change the way society thinks it is just a matter of time. Therefore taking a look at my community …show more content…
The negative impact of oil heating on the environment is little because oil for heating homes burns clean. So it causes little air pollution, but it is a non-renewable energy source as well which makes it very unsustainable. The source of non-renewable energy we use is electricity, which is the main source for all the homes in the county. This source has a negative effect on the environment for the use of fossil fuel contributes toward poor air quality, acid rain, and global climate change.
Our community does not have nuclear waste to dispose of for we are a small rural area that consists mostly of farms. The use of these resources have always been here as for the impact I have not seen or heard of any implications that these types of energy sources have had on the area. Exploring other avenues to keep this area clean is a fantastic idea, being able to use renewable energy to help cut back on the usage of fossil fuels would make a positive impact for the
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Solar photovoltaic technology has made vast improvements over the past thirty years. Solar panels now are able to stand up to expectations of producing energy. A study was done in 2005 showing that solar energy provided over 13,000 MW. In turn this would generate 23.7 million MWh annually in Virginia which is about 21% of current electricity consumption. Residents can add solar panels to their roofs, and be put on existing buildings also one can make a solar farm. So by the year 2025 Virginia could produce 25,225MW of solar energy which would generate over 46 million MWh that is equivalent to 41% of our annual electricity use. This is more than adequate for the size of my

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