Abstract The provision of sustainable energy can be achieved using renewable energy sources due to the fact that renewable energy sources are unlimited. Furthermore renewable energy sources are naturally replenished on a human time scale. This report will comprise of a brief overview of renewable energy sources, namely solar, hydropower, geothermal and bioenergy and a further detailed report on the use, availability, utilisation and provision of wind as a renewable energy source. Lastly the various advantages and disadvantages of such a resource will be examined. 1.
Nuclear would play a large role in reducing the greenhouse emissions and solve the climate problem in order to assure that there would not be an escalation in global warming (Knapp et al, 2010). Some suggest that renewable energy sources would be able to achieve the same ends as nuclear power in providing a clean energy source to reduce emissions for the environment; however, they would be unable to meet the increasing energy demands. Compared with nuclear energy, the renewable sources are unable to replicate the type of power generation that is needed to power the grids making nuclear energy a better choice. Loudermilk (2011), a research associate for the Institute for National Strategic Studies, warns that “On the global level, without nuclear power, carbon dioxide emissions
Using nuclear to produce energy is preferable compared to other system burning of fossil fuels, which causes so much of pollution with carbon dioxide. In addition to the process of nuclear system, the disposal of nuclear waste, which results during the generation of nuclear power is much easier to deal with. The reason is because it is just dumped in to a geological site where it decays over a period of time and has not negative impact on the environmental. This is also the main advantage of nuclear energy compared to the other chemical used generating system, which cause much more poisonous gases. Most of the generating energy system came up with problem that lack of source to generate enough, however, the source of nuclear power is uranium, which is available in abundance in the crust of the Earth with major deposits being uncovered in Canada and Australia.
In that sense, the renewable sources are those sources that can be used again and again as they are available in plenty and are not going to perish anytime soon. These sources As of now, the consumption rates of coal and crude oil are such that they will soon be depleted. From then on, our dependence
Should we pursue alternate energy sources? I feel that we should pursue alternate energy sources. It would stop pollution and global warming from happening so sudden, as we have it currently in our generation. Using renewable energy means that we will never run out of the energy we need. Almost none of the fuel sources that we could use provide Co2 or other pollutants.
However, it is still inevitable to invest in the nuclear energy considering that countries in Europe, including Germany, are closing down nuclear plants in order to prevent any future crisis which forces us to believe that the UAE has to reconsider such a step towards adopting nuclear reactors in the UAE. In conclusion, solar energy and nuclear energy are similar in terms of the positive impact towards the environment by minimizing the emissions of Green House gasses and in terms of the availability and the abundance of the resources required to generate and produce electricity. Despite that, there is a massive difference between solar energy and nuclear energy in terms of the safety and security of operating solar power plants and nuclear plants as well as the magnitude of the crisis that can occur in case of a leakage or technical issues in the operation. Abdulla Abdulla 59950 March 26, 2015 WRI 101 – Sec16 Bibliography Bosshard, P. (2006). An assessment of solar energy conversion technologies and research oppurtunities.
It will never stop when there is a wind resource and seems to be a long lasting energy resource. In conclusion I think wind energy is the best energy resources to solve the world's pollution problem. It is because......... The advantages of using wind energy are as follows :- (a). Environmental protection and no need to get fossil fuels to generate electricity; (b).
Nowadays, most daily activities of human beings rely on fossil fuels heavily such as transportation, lighting, heating and communication. However, many scientists and experts forecast that fossil fuel will be running out in by the next century. Therefore, before its exhaustion, an alternative energy, is necessary to be developed. Among all renewable energies, we will discuss the pros and cons of nuclear energy, solar energy and wind energy. To begin with, nuclear energy has several major advantages.
Renewable energy is known to be a ‘cleaner’ form of energy as consumption of this kind of energy will not produce carbon based emission gases that contribute to global warming. Moreover, renewable energy sources are abundant in supply as they are self replenishing. However, there are still limitations associated with its use. The first being its cost. Renewable energy plants need to be substantially large, much larger than a fossil fuel plant, in size in order to supply the needed amount of energy9.
Also they are non-renewable sources of energy. Renewable energy is generally defined as energy that comes from resources which are naturally replenished on a human timescale such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat. It is the energy which is abundant in nature. The sun is the ultimate source of energy. Almost all the energy that we use eventually comes from the Sun.