World energy resources and consumption

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    by various factors such as the increased population in the world (Bansak, Simpson and Zavodny). Such increase is further complemented by the introduction and growth of the modern technology that enables people to move from one place to another regardless of the distance between at a given time. Energy consumption, on the other hand, has been affected by the increasing demand for energy supply in daily activities such as transportation, cooking, entertainment, learning amongst others (Pfafflin and Ziegler). Immigration, therefore, has played a significant role in the increased energy consumption, which further contributes to a challenge to on the environment. Increased population and immigration have resulted in significant pressure on the natural resources demanding more energy consumption thus…

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    ENERGY CONSERVATION :- Energy conservation is a method to limit or control the use of energy resources in our day to day lives. It is a process which limits or reduces the amount of energy used. Energy conservation is an important necessity in our day to day lives, as the energy resources present on the Earth is limited. With the expansion of technology, the use and consumption of energy resources have been increased gradually over the years. Energy conservation can be done through the…

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    in the generation of alternative sources of energy. Previously, the country had a high reliance on coal power occupying around 70% of the total energy production. According to World Nuclear Association, 6% of the country’s energy was produced from hydroelectric energy while 1% was produced from nuclear power with the renewable energy sources also occupying 1 percent. However, due to the carbon emission from the use of coal as the primary source of energy, the country has been considering and…

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    gases from fossil fuels and from the other non-renewable energy is the rising anxiety in the world. Greenhouse Gases (GHG) emissions cause the environmental damage and global warming and their consequences are different along with countries. Too much dependency on Non-renewable energy sources and without proper plan of action to reduce the GHG emissions, these gases could increase the temperature level rapidly in coming years. This implies there could be more than 50% chances that the global…

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    to look at using renewable sources of energy to sustain our way of living; not rely so heavily on the nonrenewable resources. The world has made many advancements from a primitive way of life to discovering fossil fuels. To now where technology has played a major part in creating ways of harnessing the wind, sun, geothermal and biomass and turning them into power. Many ask is it possible for a community to convert over to using renewable sources and the answer is yes. It cannot happen…

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    As an Environmental Studies student I have come to realize everything has an impact on the way this world works and many of those impacts are causes of human-environment interactions. Before reading this book, I had a basic concept about energy and the main complexities that came with it. As humans we have created a web of relationships that form our complex society and allows us to function efficiently, however, it is that connected that strains global energy needs. The smallest of changes…

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    contemporary times, there is a great concern and discussion about the source of energy used and the impact that they have on the environment. The concept of sustainability has also been raised in the course of such discussions where experts and analysts try to enhance the ability of future generations to live and exists without any challenge that might result from the present generation as a result of using the available resources including energy. Also, there is increased concern relating to…

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    The UN has recently drafted a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that they aim to achieve by 2030 in different fields such as energy. Indeed, the UN aims to “ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all” (Proposal for Sustainable Development Goals: Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform). Are targets measurable? 7.1 This target can be measured by combining both population and energy consumption data. That way, an energy consumption per capita unit…

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    Since the start of the modern era, energy production and consumption have been major players in the world economy. Much of the developed world’s society and industry is heavily reliant on energy production. The United States total consumption of energy is 40% coal, 27% natural gas, and 19% nuclear. All the combined renewable energy sources are less than 13% of the total energy consumption in the US (“US Energy,” 2014). As the nation’s economy grows, consumption rates rise, and energy plants…

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    In the United States we have a large population of people and a high demand for resources to fuel our constant need for energy. It would seem logical with having such technological advancements in our country we would have found a way to reduce the amount of natural resources needed to survive, as well as our carbon dioxide output. Currently the consumption and production of taste materials exceed the necessary amount of land or sea available to absorb the CO2 we are putting out. The required…

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