Exploring Alternative Energy Sources Essay

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In today’s rapidly developing world, vast amounts of energy resources are being utilized at an alarming rate, one which can certainly result in the extinction of our valuable natural resources. Moreover, majority of the energy resources utilized today are non-renewable natural resources like the petroleum products which account for nearly eighty percent of all the energy resources used. Thus, exploring alternative forms of energy so as to decrease our dependency on non-renewable forms of energy and consequently save the environment, has become more important than ever before.

Today, energy resources used especially, the petroleum products, and in some developing countries like Nepal, fuel wood, are major sources of Green House Gases
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And, almost all the credit of this danger lurking in our life goes to the over utilization of petroleum products because of their harmful byproducts. Therefore, exploring and utilizing green and alternative sources of energy has not only become important to save our Earth’s valuable resources but the Earth itself and along with it all the living creatures that call it “home”.

Thus, it is seen that exploring alternative energy resources is very important. It is not only important to save energy resources for future generations and to provide them the technology to utilize better, unlimited sources of energy and save the Earth. It has also been seen as important step to curb the world’s poverty by creating millions of so-called “Green Jobs”. It is a fact that millions of workforce will be required to create and maintain infrastructures to tap solar energy, wind energy, hydroelectricity and other alternative energy resources. Also, many people will be required to save forests and use it sustainably.

It is being debated that exploring and utilizing alternative sources of energy will need billions of investment and curbing the current rate of use of non-renewable resources will result in economic meltdown. This is partly true. However, although a lot of investment is needed for exploring and utilizing alternative energy sources, it can certainly give very huge benefits. Reduction of dependency on petroleum products…