Advantages And Disadvantages Of Renewable Sources

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Energy is one of the reasons why humanity continues their survival. Because of it, households have electricity and cars can be driven. Basically, it is the prime root why people can do "things." It can be extracted from two sources, namely non-renewable sources and, the subject of the case study, renewable sources. Renewable sources include wind, water, sun, geothermal and biomass. It is clean, sustainable and may be considered as infinite. In comparison with non-renewable sources, it does not emit gases hazardous to the environment and in the health of the community. These advantages come with disadvantages. The construction of these sources is expensive and takes a large amount of space. Moreover, the utilization of these may be affected by the altering weather conditions. The aforementioned renewable sources can be found in the world, specifically in the Philippines. Wind turbines, namely Burgos Wind Farm and Bangui Wind Farm, are located in Ilocos Norte. In Negros Occidental, a solar plant was built producing 22 megawatts. According to Department of Energy, in 2011, the Philippines’ installed power capacity is divided with coal being the biggest, 30 percent, secondly, the natural gas at 18 percent and then oil-based plants at 19 percent. On the other hand, renewable sources have these share; 22 percent for hydroelectric plants, 11 percent for geothermal and 0 percent for wind, solar and biomass. The total installed capacity is 16,162 megawatts. The dominance of
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