For example, today, Alternative energy supplies “less than 7 percent of U.S. consumption.” This is only one first world country, imagine if every country became a first world country. That enormous demand for energy simply cannot be provided with today 's alternative solutions. For these reasons, opponents argue that it is more reliable to invest in discovering more oil rather than experimenting with expensive alternative solutions. Furthermore, the U.S. already has the means to efficiently process oil unlike new alternative solutions. Although it is a valid point that Fossil Fuels are easier to power America with due to years of experimentation, the environmental drawbacks out way the gain.
Another huge problem of the world are environment issues like global warming and pollution. There are ways to stop this. But some of the little steps people could do are out of reach for poor people. For instance, the difference of effects an LED light bulb and a regular bulb can do to the environment is huge. LED bulbs save energy and last longer, but has a price too high.
Fracking is one of the best ways to get natural resources. “Fracking is a process of drilling down into the earth before a high-pressure water mixture is directed at the rock to release the gas inside” (Unknown). Adversaries of fracking will say that it is dangerous, use up our water supply, and poison our water supply, but that is not totally true, fracking will bring in more money, save money, and will make the air cleaner and safer. Fracking may seem unacceptable because of what people say about it, however, when they drill deep into the facts they will see that fracking is actually very beneficial. Fracking will bring in tons of money for all of the United States.
The Keystone XL pipeline would create up to 20,000 direct jobs and 118,000 spin-off jobs (Palliser 2012, 10), which could give a boost to the local economy. Moreover, it would give more energy security, which would make the United States less dependent on countries like Saudi Arabia. It would also stimulate the United States’ economy because the communities along the pipeline’s route would benefit from $5.2 billion in property taxes as long as the pipeline is in use (Palliser 2012, 11). The risks involved in building this pipeline could be devastating for the environment and the people who live on these lands and drink the water. “Oil-sands crude is more corrosive to pipelines than normal crude oil and difficult to clean up if spilled […] The greatest concerns would be a spill or leak near environmentally sensitive places such as wetlands, streams and rivers, shallow groundwater areas, areas near water intakes for drinking water or for commercial/industrial uses, and areas with populations of sensitive wildlife or plant species” (Palliser 2012, 9).
Water is more precious than oil. It’s that simple” (Wheeler). After the nation concludes fracking, America can perhaps continue researching possible ways to extract the oils. The process of fracking offers several benefits to our nation, but not at the expense of the environment and human lives. By researching ways to avoid the waste getting into aquifers or causing earthquakes the process can eventually reap the benefits.
Furthermore, this can result in the reduction in the number of people needed for deepwater offshore operations and less disruption of wildlife (Larsen et al. 2003). However, at the end of the subsea transportation to shore, the hydrate slurry needs to be melted back to free water and hydrocarbons. This requires a large usage of energy and CO2 will be evolved in the process and this must be dealt with onshore (Tvedt 2005). 18.104.22.168 Economical Evaluation of SINTEF-BP Concept Cold flow technology (CFT) offers high cost savings when compared to other conventional or traditional solutions like chemical injection and insulations to flow assurance
The increase in the production of oil and natural gas due to fracking, has helped create opportunities for more people to get employed in the production and the delivery activities. The more people get employed in United States, the more people are financially okay and there is decrease in poverty. Another example of direct advantage of fracking is the ability of the United States to ensure trade balance with other countries. Between the year 2007 and 2011, there have been a decrease in the importation of natural gas by 25 percent and a decrease in the importation of petroleum from a high amount to low amount between the year 2005 and 2011. One example of the indirect economy effect is the generation of electricity.
Billions are saved yearly when people drink tap water instead of bottled water. There is less plastic being dumped into the landfills. Millions are saved on oil cost when water is being drunk from the faucet instead of the bottle. There is less carbon dioxide in the air when you drink tap water. Tap water is safer for our air and environment.
Changing your car’s motor oil can be pretty stressful, a fact of which I’m sure you’re already aware. The most difficult part of the process is settling on an oil that isn’t going to damage your engine, which is easier said than done. Using subpar motor oil can have disastrous consequences, so it 's important to familiarize yourself with quality motor oils and the brands that produce them. What is Motor Oil? Motor oil - also referred to as “engine oil” - is an engine lubricant that is generally used to combat friction, thereby reducing the wear and corrosion of important engine components.
Society has been impacted by the technology of hydroelectricity in many ways and one of which is economically. Comparing hydroelectricity to other energy processes, it is far less expensive and requires less supervision or support. The type of machinery that is used in the process, can save the processing plant a great deal of money and it allows profit making. These impacts are significant because now people can get electrical power with less money. In the end, there are still positive points of hydroelectricity that makes this technology a useful tool to the
Some boards are able to contain fire resistant properties and others are denser making them stronger. The type of board I will be using has a density of 100 kg/m but will retain the same thermal conductivity but using a different grade of polyurethane foam that has fire resistant properties. This type of insulation has a relatively high compressive and tensile strength but during its production it does give off quite large amounts of Co2 and does contain toxic materials that could prove to be harmful to the surrounding environment. Although more costly the insulation having a higher strength and fire resistance will ensure that less maintenance will have to occur and so could be less expensive long
The pipeline crosses through the water and sacred ground for native tribes such as the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. People argue that if the pipeline goes through water, it could contaminate the water. A solution to this problem could be changing the route or destination of the pipeline so that it will not cross through water or sacred grounds. This will stop protests. It will cost extra money and time, but I believe that with the long term effects that the Dakota Pipeline will provide, it will be worth it.
Fracking is responsible for not only water quality but also for air quality since fracking frees some unhealthy chemicals to the air. Therefore, the ones who get the most negative effects are people who live gas drilling because the gas is taken by blowing off the water, sand, and chemical underground to destroy shale deposits. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) pointed out that the air polluted by fracking could causes several diseases, especially cancer.