Saturday, April 21, 2012

An Introduction to Aternative Energy

What are fossil fuels?

There are essentially three sources of fossil fuel in the world but they are decreasing in each one of them. It is the most abundant coal; coal is widely used and cheapest extracted. As such, we have come to depend exceptionally on largely coal and while there are still a lot left of coal estimated that America remaining coal will hold the country over the next 200 years too 300 but in no way is a perfectly clean energy form.

The biggest problem is that coal is composed of carbon, as living beings and burning has to go through the production of carbon dioxide in the forms of energy. This carbon dioxide traps heat from the Earth and is an important factor that scientists believe is causing global warming. In a more positive note, however, scientists have created a more effective method for burning coal which traps 99% of impurities and harmful gases that are emitted.

Apart from coal strongly we have oil and natural gas are also in limited supply, and this is where the problem lies. Humanity is consuming energy more and more with each passing day and our fossil fuel resources are being depleted seriously due to the way in which we live. The answer to this problem seems to lie in alternative energies.

What is alternative energy?

Alternative energy are not fossil fuels, and does not deplete the resources of the Earth's fossil fuels all even more. Countries around the world are being pushed into investing money in research and production of alternative energy and many countries already have sources of natural energy, produce usable energy.

Wind energy.

One of the earliest forms used alternative was wind energy. Many countries have developed wind farms, both off shore and continental wind farms. Turbines are activated by the wind, creating a viable renewable energy source. The problem of wind power is that turbines is not near the housing districts by the noise created, albeit with more research and investments associated with wind technology wind turbines and energy will certainly continue to improve.

Solar energy.

Scholarships are now available to help pay for photovoltaic tiles that collects the heat from the Sun's rays and convert them into an exceptionally safe and renewable form of alternative energy in many countries. Used to create electricity or simply heat water or a heating system, solar energy is easily obtained and the technology is very affordable. With solar energy, consumers are assistance with the protection of the environment.


Biomass is still a relatively unused energy in many parts of the world, but is getting more and more money in the financing of the biomass. Biomass is the creation of energy using plant materials and is another source of clean, renewable energy. United States is a country that uses biomass to sizeable effect, being the largest source of renewable energy annually since the year 2000.

These are only a few alternative sources of energy that exist in the world, and increasingly more funding becoming available for production and research of these sources.

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