Alternative Energy Sources

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Alternative Energy Sources
“In United States around half of million deaths each year are attributed to air pollution. It is estimated that air pollution each day kills three people in the city of Hong Kong. Air pollution also contributes to soil and water pollution. More than 15,000 people in the world die each day because of water pollution” (pollutionfacts.com). With these statistics, it is no wonder people are coming up with alternative energy sources. From energy to gasoline, there are many different ways to reduce these statistics. Some alternatives to energy sources are solar and wind power, alternative vehicle fuels and hybrid cars. Photovoltaic solar electricity, or more commonly known as solar power, is an alternative energy
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“There is considerable interest in electric and hybrid cars because of environmental and climate change concerns, tougher fuel efficiency standards, and increasing dependence on imported oil” (Deal). Hybrid and electric cars are a way to reduce our carbon footprint. Many vehicle manufacturers are beginning to jump into the hybrid car craze. Some of the most popular hybrid cars are the Toyota Prius, Honda Insight and Ford Fusion. There is also the electric car that relies solely on electricity to get from point A to point B. the downside to these cars however is that they only get about 100 miles before needing to be recharged. Hybrids are different because they rely on a mixture of two sources, electricity and gasoline. Hybrids can get further than electric cars because of this reason. Electric and hybrid cars have a special braking system called regenerative braking. Regenerative braking causes the car to recharge the battery whenever the car is coasting or completely stopped. this helps maintain the car’s battery life. Charging these batteries can take a while, some even take more than eight hours!
While the popularity of hybrids and electric vehicles are on the rise, many people still drive a good- old fashioned gasoline car. Whereas driving a normal car will not be as environmentally friendly as the hybrid of electrics,
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