The Effects Of Renewable Energy On The United States

1550 WordsSep 26, 20167 Pages
Renewable Energy In the 1960’s and 1970’s a movement regarding the physical environment began, this movement focused on a few environmental issues and disasters caused directly or indirectly by pollution. As the years progressed, this movement grew into a multifaceted activist movement gaining more attention in the US, more often referred as “Environmentalism” or “Environmental Activism”. As the human race realized the physical environment is fragile and thus must be protected, scientists started to look for more efficient and ecologically safe energy sources. The introduction of renewable energy brought to light all of these issues, giving a viable alternative for the nation’s energy future, implementing resources that are naturally replenished and also, eco-friendly. When talking about environmentalism, it is vital to recognize the main factors that caused this movement to start; those factors are also, the biggest contributors to pollution in the United States, and even around the globe. But what exactly are those? Nonrenewable resources, Mostly fossil fuels, such as oil, natural gas and coal because their use is not sustainable due to their formation taking billions of years. (Morse) These resources have caused irreparable damage to the planet and its atmosphere, affecting the ozone layer, thus causing climate change. The Deep water Horizon oil spill (also referred to as the BP oil spill) began on 20 April 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico. This unfortunate disaster had a
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