Essay on The Future Of Alternative Energy Sources

1372 Words Oct 19th, 2016 6 Pages
The Future of Alternative Energy Sources Today with such great progress being made in our civilizations, energy is the key to holding everything together. We need energy for things in domestic life, agriculture, industry, transportation, and almost anything else. Since the creation of the first oil drill in 1859 by George Bissell and Edwin L. Drake, America has continuously used fossil fuels as its primary energy source. As our population grows, as more buildings are being constructed, as more cars are being driven, fossil fuels are slowly running out and releasing carbon dioxide into the air. Alternative energy sources are a reliable choice because with our technology they can replace fossil fuels to create a renewable energy source that will last forever, create more jobs and benefit the economy, and they can help the environment.
Together Mark Z. Jacobson of Stanford and Mark Deluchi of the University of California have constructed a plan where by 2050 we could have a world run primarily by renewable energy sources. Their plan suggests using solar power, wind and water to make energy. Around 90% would be run by solar and wind energy, and the rest by geothermal, hydroelectric, and tidal power. We would have transportation run by electric and fuel cells, and homes heated with electric heaters. Things such as airplanes could be run by liquid nitrogen. With this plan, we could safely and efficiently remove nonrenewable energy sources from our environment and power our world…

Related Documents