Essay on Proposal to Save the Environment

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Proposal to Save the Environment

Ever since Ford put out the first main line production car, there has been a market for gasoline. Since then, the automobile has made a humongous impact on the United States, as well as the entire world. This new invention allowed the average citizen to commute to work without the hassle of mass transit and horses. However, with this new supply of automobiles came the demand for the fuel they required to run. It was not known back then that the consumption of these fuels could actually hurt the environment, or even run dry. Today it is commonly known that these fuels aren’t unlimited, or good for the environment. Action must be taken to reduce and eventually eliminate these threats to human
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(#2) There are many reasons why humanity should consider hydrogen cells:

1. They have a cleaner non-combustion operation. Hydrogen cells only release 45% the CO2 emissions of coal and 47% the CO2 emissions from producing energy fossil fuels. (#2)

2. The fuel cells have higher efficiencies, from 50% to 65%. Normal combustion engines have an efficiency of 12% to 15%. (#2)

3. Fuel cells are a reliable source of power. They have a 99.9999% reliability rating. (#2)

Comparing these statistics to the normal combustion engines it is easy to see why fuel cells would help reduce pollution. Also, fuel cells would provide reliable power that could be supplied to so many power using technologies. There is unfortunately one major draw back to the use of fuel cells, cost. Fuel cells are currently very expensive. However, with research there can be a way to mass produce these cells, which would decrease price and increase amount.

While hydrogen fuel cells rely more on technology to be created, there are other forms of energy that occur more naturally. One such form is geothermal energy. Geothermal energy is renewable heat energy from deep within the earth. Heat is brought to the near surface of the earth and intruded into the earth’s crust of molten magma. (#2) Geothermal
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