Disadvantages Of Nonrenewable Energy

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With the rapid growth in population of the world, the market for energy consumption has been readily growing in tandem. Unfortunately, a majority of energy used to supply this ever growing demand for power is nonrenewable . Ever since the Industrial Revolution in the early 1800’s, people have been reliant on coal, oil and various other non-renewable energies with little regard to the long term implications. Not only will we run out of all of our nonrenewable resources, we will gravely damage the world's ecosystems if we continue to output the amount of pollutants we currently emit. The Sustainable Energy Act is a law that focuses on making renewable energy more economical, available, and environmentally friendly. Other countries such as Sweden have quickly adapted similar policies and have made great strides to becoming fossil fuel independent. With The Sustainable Energy Act’s implementation, there will be a strong shift towards a more environmentally sound approach on energy consumption.

Nonrenewable Resources

Nonrenewable resources, such as fossil fuels, fulfill about 80% of the world’s energy supply [1]. They are easily obtainable, and are a relatively pure energy resource that provides energy at a low cost [1]. Though cheap and reliable, there are many drawbacks to extended use of these energy sources. The main disadvantages of nonrenewable energy sources, which includes the consumption of fossil fuels, is the harmful way they affect the environment as well as
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