New And Alternative Sources Of Energy

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Today 's society uses enormous amounts of energy. *The shadow of our presence on this planet is a result of generations upon generations of production and utilization of energy*. New and alternative sources of energy are being developed to replace the declining accessibility of coal and fossil fuels. Use of renewable energy is a key component in combatting the climate change that has become a major issue in the 21st century. Reducing our impact on the climate as a result of greenhouse gas emissions will not only benefit our generation, but countless generations after us. This technology is not only affordable, but is within reach. With the ever-increasing population of 255 global births per minute ("How Many Babies...") the demand for energy grows substantially each day. There are many different sources of energy that are naturally available throughout the world in different forms. This energy can be categorized into two main sources: 1) renewable and 2) non-renewable sources. Energy sources are considered non-renewable if they cannot be replenished or made again in a short period of time. Non-renewable sources come out of the ground as liquids, gases and solids ("Nonrenewable"). Non-renewable sources are limited, not environmentally friendly when being extracted from the ground or when being used. They can also be a direct cause of inflation in the economy due to increases and decreases in production. Renewable sources are generated from natural resources that
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