Nuclear Energy Essay

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     There are sources of energy that are renewable and do not cause so many pollutants, however they only contribute a smaller amount to the energy pyramid. These sources include hydro-electric power, wind power, solar energy and biomass energy. Most of these fuel sources do not produce as much energy as efficiently as the majority of fuel sources used today. Solar power is a clean source of practically inexhaustible energy. Solar plants are easy to construct and solar power is safe. It has many uses from heating to direct electric energy generation. Wind power is also a clean source of energy, however it can be intermittent and low yielding. Moving along to hydro-electric energy generation which is used slightly …show more content…
     Many car companies today are preparing for the use of fuel cell power generation. Companies like Ford, Chrysler, and Honda are already developing or have already developed vehicles built to run from the fuel cells or transitional motors. These engines are designed to run more efficiently and more cost effectively than those of today. Commercial cars of today are getting increasingly more efficient due to the hundreds of thousands of engineers in the world making improvements to the internal combustion engine. When this number is compared to the 5000 people world-wide working to develop fuel cells it is easy to see the already efficient fuel cell in favor of the much developed combustion engine and the direction of fuel production for the future. Squeaky clean hydrogen operated buses are also being developed for mass transportation purposes. Transportation is a preliminary test to develop the use of the fuel cell and can easily be converted into other uses.
     It is important for the consumers to realize the magnitude of the energy situation and strive to provide their children with the tools and the education to properly conserve the resources available. These simple tasks can start in the home and can be easily applied to everyday life. For example, it’s more efficient to leave a light on instead of turning it off