Renewable Resources Essay

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Renewable resources between the good and the bad When we turn on a light, or when we cook, or when we drive our cars we are using energy, but have we ever thought from where this energy comes from?. Energy is the primary force in the universe, all life forms, from a single-celled microbe to elephants, exists in a continuous cycle of energy consumption. Humans work in the same way as other species. Human communities’ uses energy to survive, some of this energy can only be obtained for period of time before it is completely depleted. The Earth’s resources of energy exists in nature such as trees, rivers, coals , and wild life. People use two forms of energy. Non- renewable energy is a nature resource that cannot be grown or regenerate, such …show more content…
“The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehensive and unified energy data and information program which will collect, evaluate, assemble, analyze, and disseminate data and information....” (U.S Energy Information Administration)
EIA statistics of energy sources consumption in USA for the year 2012 showed that petroleum was consumed with amount of %36 of the total energy consumption, natural gas (%26), coal (%20), and renewable resources only (%9). (U.S Energy Information Administration). It is pretty obvious that the usage of renewable energy is not equivalent to the usage of non-renewable energy. There are many different types of renewable energy sources including biomass, wind, solar, and hydro power. Wood have been used by early humans and it is still the largest renewable energy source used today. (The Environmental Literacy Council) one of the great features of renewable sources that they are replenshiable and climate friendly. Most renewable energy sources do not produce greenhouse gas during energy production, but they can consume a large amount of energy during their construction and initial set up. (The Environmental Literacy Council). A wind turbine can nearly take 7 months of producing energy in order to be built, but wind turbine can produce over 30 times this amount of energy over the course of its lifetime. (The Environmental Literacy Council) Therefore, even though a lot of

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