Essay on Renewable Energy

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Energy
Energy is a crucial necessity and with the ever increasing need for it and the high and fluctuating prices of oil, researchers are constantly coming up with newer and more sophisticated alternative sources of energy. However, energy comes at a cost, as it is either expensive or it possesses high health risks. This essay presents the concept of energy by discussing the two major types of energy, the various forms it could take, including renewable sources of energy, energy conservation and above all it talks about the safest and cleanest alternatives.
Gottfried Leibniz first coined the term energy from the concept vis viva to refer to the square totality of an object’s mass and its speed, where total vis viva is stored. Energy is
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Other types of energy lie between kinetic and potential energy or are an amalgamation of both types.
There are no definite forms of energy since possibilities of new forms of energy are limitless. However, the various forms of energy in physical science include thermal, chemical, electric, radiant, nuclear, magnetic, elastic, sound, mechanical, and luminous energies (Foland 13). Thermal energy or heat is the energy in random motion of particles. Chemical energy refers to the energy from the aggregate of positioning of electrons and protons. Radiant energy is the energy of electromagnetic radiation while nuclear energy and electric potential energy is energy emanating from nuclear fission and electrical processes respectively. Sound is a form of mechanical vibration, which propagates through any mechanical medium. It is closely related to the ability of the human ear to perceive noise.
Clean sources of energy basically refer to those that do not encompass the burning of coal, petroleum or its products and the transformation of solid waste or nuclear division (Broyles 23). Therefore, renewable types of energy could be termed as clean sources of power because they are products of natural sources and do not emit hazardous by-products. Safe energy is not poisonous, is healthy, renewable, and sustainable and does not have devastating effects on the lives of the users, the…