Let’s first discuss why nuclear power is a better substitute than wind power using wind turbines. Those who oppose nuclear power tend to bring up the fact that nuclear power is bad for the environment. But the amount of CO2 to make a single turbine is astronomical. According to a discussion on stop these things.com a main contributor named “randy” stated that. “It’s carbon footprint is massive – try 241.85 tons of CO2.” Now let’s move on to solar power.
“Nuclear power will help provide the electricity that our growing economy needs without increasing emissions. This is truly an environmentally responsible source of energy.” Michael Burgess Prior to the introduction of nuclear energy, fossil fuel was thought to be the only available source in producing energy. Although fossil fuel, such as coal, petroleum, and natural gas, contains high energy value, it produces too many harmful byproducts that ultimately pollute our environment. With the rising concerns over global warming as more and more greenhouse gases accumulate in our Earth’s atmosphere, many voice such opinions that new alternative, yet sustainable method must be adopted to produce energy. Nuclear energy is one of the several alternative energy sources that have been introduced ever since.
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. Essentially, if America invested more into experimentation with renewable energy it could be perfected and suited for the growing need. For this reason, opponents argue that it will ultimately be more cost effective to invest in the development of sustainable energy. Furthermore, renewable energy is cheaper to sustain once properly integrated with global infrastructure. Ultimately, Renewable energy (with enough effort) can potentially keep up with energy
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.
Politics- Perspective 2: Renewable energy should not replace fossil fuels because of its many benefits. Environment- When fossil fuels (Oil, Coal etc.) burn, they release many pollutants into the atmosphere and they also release carbon which mixes with oxygen to make carbon dioxide (CO2). The only thing that CO2 is good for is plants in general, because plants absorb CO2 in the day to produce oxygen. Economic- Fossil fuels are very important for the world economy as they take a large percentage of exports.
III. Fracking may seem like a good choice, however, it can be a dirty expensive choice in the long sssrun; therefore, alternatives are a must. A. Steven B. Smiley gives options for renewable resources instead of fracking. 1. Emily Hois states solar panels are quickly becoming far more efficient than fracking and is one of the best alternatives.
Just imagine, we would be providing so much more energy to so many more homes, buisnesses, and schools in our area. Nuclear energy is the thing to turn to if we want to cut down on the amount of fossil fuels we burn. Fossil fuels cause many different types of pollution in our local area and also in our country. Fossil fuels is one of the main culprits of causing acid rain. In this letter I will explain to you multiple benefits to relying on nuclear energy, while taking the negatives into account.
Nuclear power is one of the lowest greenhouse gas emitters for electrical energy which makes it a viable source of energy especially when one considers the rapidly declining state of our climate. In an article at fir.tesu.edu, Richard Lester wrote," Several recent climate policy assessments have concluded that meeting the world's growing appetite for energy while achieving deep reductions in global green-house gas emissions will be impossible without rapid nuclear energy growth" (Lester, 2016). Recent developments in nuclear technology are also providing us with long term and low-cost energy alternatives. Innovative and creative minds have created batteries powered by nuclear waste with exceedingly long life. This technology is being refined for use in every day products as well as for larger scale operations.
I believe fossil fuels have overstayed their welcome and now is the time to act. The world needs to be weaned off fossil fuels as their main energy source and as the President of the United States of America, you, President Obama need to put in more effort into the research and development of renewable energy to protect future generations. Bring us up to date NASA’s data has shown earth’s climate has always been changing and the last ice age ended around 7,000 years ago bringing us into our current climate era now. This was also around the time humans came into existence and within the past 1,300 the earth has been warming at a significant rate that has not been seen before. There is good reason to believe these changes are man-made.
Well, unless Honda and Chevy decide to introduce a new line of “Flintstones cars,” the world will likely turn to electrical and solar power for its energy-powered needs. While seeing NASCAR races in smart cars may not be as fun, it will be a great thing so see society fully transition to alternative methods of energy. However, let us hope this does not occur too late! A sudden lack of oil could send a shock-wave through the planet; companies would frantically search Africa and the Middle East for oil deposits they skipped over, and the ocean would likely be drained so searching could be easier. If politicians and world leaders do not transition to alternative energy soon, it could result in the entire world shutting down.