The Effects Of Fossil Fuel Energy On A Cleaner Energy Economy

1678 Words Mar 14th, 2016 7 Pages
On his State of the Union address in 2014, President Obama made a statement- “The shift to a cleaner energy economy won’t happen overnight, and it will require tough choices along the way. But the debate is settled. Climate change is a fact. And when our children’s children look us in the eye and ask if we did all we could to leave them a safer, more stable world, with new sources of energy, I want us to be able to say yes, we did.” Energy is used to power essentially everything around the world, except some sources of energy are more harmful to the earth than others. Fossil fuels have been the prominent type of energy for every working machine, yet there have been many effects that have altered the earth’s atmosphere and what humans breathe in. Because of this, change is needed- fossil fuels need to be used less and be replaced with alternative energy, such as solar, wind, and biofuels. The consequences of fossil fuel energy have magnified since the popularity began during the industrial revolution. There has been change to renewable energy projects, but the public is not fully aware of the consequences of fossil fuel sources. Renewable energy has greater benefits to the environment for not only the United States, but for the entire world.
Renewable energy is a very general term- there are many types and sources from which they are extracted. They all have some similarities though: they can be reused and they won’t run out. Biomass is the energy from decaying plants and…

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