We Must Make The Switch From Non Renewable

1634 WordsDec 5, 20157 Pages
In addition, another reason we should make the switch from non-renewable to renewable resources is because renewable resources and energy do not cause as much harm to Earth as non-renewable energy. Some examples in which renewable energy and sources help Earth and its inhabitants are by producing little to no global warming emissions, improving public health/environmental quality, creating an inexhaustible energy supply, producing jobs, and maintaining stable energy prices. By reducing the amount of greenhouse gases produced, humans can lower the amount of harm being put on the ozone layer and help reduce global warming. In fact research and analyses by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and the U.S. Department of Energy show that by switching to renewable energy we can cut global warming emissions by more than 75%. Renewable resources also improve the quality of life and the environment. Our environmental quality increases when the amount of air and water pollution decreases and vice-versa. This in turn creates a greater quality of life by reducing breathing problems, neurological damages, heart attacks, cancer, premature mortalities, lost work days, and healthcare costs. Studies have also shown that renewable sources can create a vast and inexhaustible energy supply. In a 2012 study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), NREL discovered that together, renewable energy sources, could produce more than 118 times the amount of electricity the nation
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