Renewable Energy : An Essential Function Of Protecting Humans

1454 Words Mar 17th, 2016 6 Pages
Every day fossil fuels are heavily emitting greenhouse gases leading to the destruction of the ozone layer and limiting the ozone’s ability to perform an essential function of protecting humans from deadly UV rays. Many ideas for solutions are being researched to help prevent these emissions, but the most promising solution is going green and eliminating fossil fuels. Although conventional energy such as coal, gas, and crude oil are the most popular energy sources, renewable energy including solar, wind, and hydroelectricity could provide the same amount of energy without the same detrimental consequences for our environment.
Even though non-renewable energy produces more energy, and can be used for more tasks, renewable energy has an infinite source, and has less harmful repercussions to humans and the environment. Non-renewable energy can provide a stable amount of energy, but does not have an infinite source. Renewable energy can provide almost the same amount of energy coming from an infinite source, with fewer repercussions. Most materials in the U.S are powered by conventional energy, “81% of energy consumed in the U.S. is by powered by conventional energy,”(UCSUSA). Reducing the dependency on fossil fuels in the future is becoming a major priority.
Fossil fuels are the leading producer of greenhouse gases, “producing over 65 percent of the world 's total greenhouse gas emissions,”(Global greenhouse gas emissions data EPA). Lowering that percentage is a world…
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