Essay The Energy Information Administration ( Eia )

1149 Words Sep 13th, 2015 null Page
“The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that about 11% of world marketed energy consumption is from renewable energy sources” (U.S. Energy Information Administration, 2014). Renewable energy is often referred to as green because it is a strong for the environment, or so we think. Media covers a wide variety of global warming and greenhouse gas stories, but nobody seems to have a solution to the problems. This could be in large, because being green is such a vague topic. To discover what being green is I first had to search the definition of green. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that a product is considered “’greener’ if scientific evidence demonstrates that human health or environmental impacts have been significantly reduced in comparison with other products that serve the same purpose.” (Environmental Protection Agency, 2015) Being green cannot be put into one simple definition. Being green in the simplest form is where the everyday person can make changes by recycling and increasing their use of “greener” products. Alternative resources, including solar, wind, and hydro energy, are a little out of hand for the average person to try to help out the environment with. Renewable resources and recycling has almost been an epidemic for many years. To understand why there are so many questions about renewable resources I must understand what exactly renewable resources are. According to the National Resources Defense Council there are seven…

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