Pursuing Alternative Forms of Energy
Record high prices at American gas pumps and continued bother taking place in the Middle East and other areas of significance to the oil-fueled economy have made it evident to Us citizens that we are in requirement of developing many new avenues of energy supply and also production.
Briefly, we need to lessen our dependency on oil, for it's finally finite and, to be frank, the cheap sources of oil (not all oil-simply the stuff that is low cost to remove from the world) are depleting. Energy consultants and analysts are insistent that low cost oil has “peaked” or is extremely soon going to peak. What this indicates for us is an expensive future unless we can discover new sources of powering our mechanized and electronic civilization, new sources that are replacements to oil.
We should also switch to alternative forms of energy as our current forms are too harming to the atmosphere. Whilst this writer doesn't believe that the global warming trend is far, if whatsoever, sustained by the activities of mankind (in short, it is a natural cycle and there is nothing we can do about it except prepare for the effects of it), we definitely do contribute currently to the destruction of the environment and to matters such as air pollution with our energy sources as they currently are.
Coal is a different source of energy that we need to wean ourselves off again, it is limited, and it's filthy, and the mining of it is perilous and environmentally unsettling. We are able to also investigate new, streamlined strategies for creating electricity that we currently generate such a lot of of through hydro-power in order that we are less disruptive to the surroundings when we have requirement of constructing things such as big dams.
Developing nations which have turned industrialized in the last few decades especially will need the advantages of different energy research and development, for they are at present doing a great deal more environmental harm than the United States.
The United States, Japan, and a few European nations have in the past been putting into practice studies into and programs for the creation of alternative energy sources, and are therefore already at the forefront in doing a smaller amount of environmental damage.
The developing nations like China and also India have to look to Japan and the West as samples of what analysis and development to give government backing and personal investment currency to. We might additionally add great robustness to our own particular economy by being at the head of of these particular alternative energy sources creation and then marketing the technologies and services to countries like India, China, Brazil, etc and so on.
Biofuels from things like “supertrees” and also soybeans, refined hydroelectric technology, natural gas, hydrogen fuel cells, the further making of atomic energy plants, the continued development of solar energy photovoltaic cells, more research into wind-harnessed energy all of those are viable energy sources that have the ability to act as options to the massive volumes of oil and also coal that we presently are so dependent on for our current lifestyles. The energy of the longer term is renewable.