Alternative Sources Of Alternative Energy

3097 Words Dec 8th, 2014 13 Pages
Alternative Energy by Gage R. Shots
University of Southern Indiana

Global Economic Issues 241 Section 003
Prof. Daria Sevastianova
Due December 8, 2014
Alternative Energy
Alternative energy is imperative to the continuation and advancement of the world. There will come a time where the unsustainable resources we use to power every aspect of our lives will cease to exist, or become uneconomical. In the same way, the pollutants given off by using these energy materials are believed to be the leading cause of global warming; which has become more accepted both socially and scientifically in the last decade. This is an ever growing global economic issue. As fossil fuel reserves dwindle, and the looming threat of global warming increases, alternative energy sources like that which comes from the sun, from climate-based sources, and from nuclear power will pave the way for a cleaner, more efficient, and sustainable way of life.
Alternative energy sources are a broad term used to describe any stand-in for fossil fuels. “79.6% of global primary energy was supplied by fossil fuels” (Lincoln, 2005, p. 1). Examples of alternative energy include, but are not limited to solar, wind, geothermal, hydroelectric, tidal, and nuclear energy. Each source is unique in the amount of energy harnessable, and its availability. Tidal energy, for example, has absolutely no effect on energy in Midwestern United States. In the same way, an overcast sky can have a detrimental…
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