Energy Resource: Natural Gas and Solar Energy Essay

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My two topics that I will be talking about are Natural Gas and Solar Energy. Natural gas is a nonrenewable resource and pretty soon we are going to have to learn how to do without it. Solar energy will always be around. It’s not very major now but in a few years I’m sure it will be.
Natural gas is a mixture of Hydrocarbon gases that form with a petroleum deposit. A hydrocarbon is a compound that’s mostly made up of Hydrogen and Carbon. Natural gas is methane together with some of ethane, propane, butane, and other gases, Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, and Ethane is colorless and odorless. Natural gas is used as fuel and in the making of organic compounds. Natural gas is also highly flammable. (The American Heritage Dictionary, 2009)
Natural gas is extracted by Hydraulic Fracturing. Hydraulic Fracturing is the use of sand, water, and chemicals injected at high pressures to blast open shale rock and release the trapped gas inside. (Ohio Environmental Council, 2013) NRDC opposed fracking, which is another name for Hydraulic Fracturing, because they wanted more clean energy. NRDC stands for Natural Resource Defense Council, they work to protect wildlife. Fracking caused multiple types of pollution. For example, water pollution is one type of pollution caused by fracking. Safeguards have to be enforced because of fracking. (Natural Resources Defense Council, 2013)
The price of natural gas has gone down since 2008. The price of natural gas in 2007 was $5.69, the price of it…