Should The Government Provide Renewable Energy In The United States?

836 Words4 Pages
Throughout the United States, there is a plentiful array of renewable resources. To name a few, hydroelectric power, tidal, solar, wind, and biomass (SEAI). In respect to all types of renewable energy, the government provides incentives. Based on how much money is needed for other resources, the United States federal government should not substantially increase incentives for the use of renewable energy in the United States. To begin, a disadvantage of providing funding for renewable resources is the reliability. According to Occupy Theory, renewable energy widely depends on the current weather conditions (Occupy Theory). To explain further, solar energy requires a vast amount of sun rays to be effective, and in a location with little to no sunlight, solar energy is not a valuable option. Another point to note, is the amount of renewable energy needed to supply a sufficient supply. Occupy Theory states, when renewable resources are compared to fossil fuels, fossil fuels produce a vast majority of the energy used in the U.S. (Occupy…show more content…
A considerable concept which keeps arising is global warming, and the outcome the usage of fossil fuels and renewable energy has on the environment. Nevertheless, there are other significant points on the counter argument side of this argument. To begin, it is common knowledge: fossil fuels are nonrenewable, or even more specific, not replenished naturally. To elaborate in a more accurate way, according to Energy informative, “this is not entirely correct, as fossil fuels are products of millions of years of natural processes such as anaerobic decomposition. The thing is, as opposed to renewable energy sources, it takes millions of years before the formation of fossil fuels takes place in any noteworthy quantities” (Maehlum). Aforementioned, the amount of fossil fuels produced and consumed is unmatched by renewable
Get Access