The Energy Power Of America Essay

1215 Words Dec 7th, 2015 5 Pages
Many families all over America get their electricity turned off because they cannot forward to pay the bill. Running an electrical plant racks up the money and costs a lot. Global warming is becoming a problem and using too much of limited resources is becoming an even bigger problem. Electrical bills have increased 7% over the past 14 years and will continue to increase, making it harder for families to pay their bills. To lower-income families, the electric bill makes up a larger part of their residential bills, making up [up to] 26% of the bills. Currently the energy power that America is using is not safe for the people and the biosphere while being extremely expensive to build and run. Though it would be a lump sum of money at first, switching America to sustainable energy sources, such as solar panels, would eventually bring down the cost of energy and help the environment.

Though it seems to be environmentally friendly nuclear energy does have plenty of cons. It disposes an abundant amount of radioactive waste, something you can 't just throw out a landfill. Also, transporting nuclear fuel between plants is a huge pollution hazard. "Also, while traditional deterministic methods have been sufficient to ensure adequate safety, performance assessments can be more explicitly quantified through probabilistic approaches." (nrc.gov on how they dispose radioactive waste) That sounds safe but if the NRC has to acknowledge everything little thing that could go…

Related Documents