Why Is It Better To Renewable Energy Replace Fossil Fuels?

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The Earth needs to change from the current utilization of the fossil fuel. There are way too many deadly side effects of using fossil fuels especially at the rate we use them today. Some are terrible for our environment, economy, and society. The effects that fossil fuels are having on the environment are becoming more and more irreversible, soon there will be nothing that we can do to fix our mistakes. The change to renewable sources of energy will prevent further damage and be more beneficial for the environment, as well as the economy. Fossil fuels are used all around the world as most of the world depends on them. The switch to alternative energy will be challenging and take time, but it will be worth it for us and the planet. If I had …show more content…
Hydroelectric power works from a generator inside a dam connected to a turbine, the water then flows through the dam and pushes the turbine and the generator produces energy (USGS, 2014). Hydroelectric energy uses the natural flow of water to generate power, the water that is used is put into a reservoir (USGS, 2014). The water is also pumped back into the lake to be used again. Hydroelectric power is very efficient and dams would be built around the world to take advantage of rivers that have flowing water. The dams may be expensive to build, but in the long run, they are extremely efficient and generate a lot of energy. Even though hydroelectric energy contributes to about 19% of the world’s total electric production, according to the United States Geological Survey, there is an abundance of untapped potential energy we are not using in places like, Latin America, Central Africa, India, and China (2014). If we still have tons of potential energy to be used and taken advantage hydroelectric energy will be extremely important in the switch to renewable …show more content…
The coal fired power plants alone produce approximately 25% of the total United States global warming emissions (Union of Concerned Scientists, 2014). The natural gas fired power plants produce 6% of total global warming emissions, while most of the renewable sources of energy produce very little global warming emissions if any (Union of Concerned Scientists, 2014). The fossil fuels that we are using are nonrenewable and cannot be reproduced and the less we use the better. The alternative energy sources are all sources of energy that are extremely efficient and they run on renewable energy sources. The sun’s ultraviolet rays and the wind currents will not stop nor will the flow of the water, especially when the water being used is pumped back and reused. The fossil fuel production used a lot of water for cooling, as well as for producing the

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