Renewable Energy Vs Renewable Resources

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There are many natural resources that humans have used for centuries, and some only for several decades; regardless; nature provides sources of energy and electricity that we need to function and survive. Natural sources of energy are divided into non-renewable, and renewable energy sources. We should use renewable energy sources to produce electricity, rather than non-renewable resources because we cannot run out of them, they produce little to no pollution, and they are safer to extract and use than non-renewable resources. Initially, the most obvious reason that renewable resources should be used rather than non-renewable resources is because it is impossible to run out of renewable resources. A statement from Zamba Goes Green reads, “Renewable resources do not have the same problem. They can be used continuously and will never run out. They all come from natural sources in the Earth that are constantly being created.”(7) People will always need energy sources in order to generate electricity and function as a society. This is why it is crucial to understand that this characteristic of constant availability is not shared with the non-renewable fossil fuels that much of the world functions on today. According to a study by the CIA, “Crude oil reserves are vanishing at the rate of 4 billion tons a year – if we carry on at this rate without any increase for our growing population or aspirations, our known oil deposits will last until 2052.” (6) At this predicted rate, the
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