Boli Monger Danny Bellinger English 1101, 60499 July 11, 2017 Compare and Contrast Solar energy is better than Coal In today’s world energy is one of the essential things that we all need in our daily life. We human being use energy for everything from doing simple work at home to doing big work, like sending astronauts into space. There are various sources of energy, among them, the healthiest and environmentally safe is solar energy. Solar energy is defined as a renewable form of power or heat which is naturally produced by the sun light. According to the Energy Information Administration (solar vs coal 2), 15 years ago, the electricity industry made a huge shift towards renewable sources of energy because of its cheap availability and increasing popularity.
Using wind energy would be the best way to solve the world’s pollution problem that cause by burning of fossil fuel. The reason why I personally think that is the best way to solve the pollution is because the wind energy (wind turbine) only uses wind to produce electricity. Wind energy is plentiful, renewable, clean and produce no harmful gas. The effects to the environment are less problematic than the other nonrenewable energy source. It is also cheaper than coal or burning gas.
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
Terrestrial is the type of planet and tells us that the planet is mainly made of metals and rocks as opposed to being made of gas and reffered to as a gas giant or jovian planet. The mass of Venus is 4.867x10^24 kilograms and earth is slightly larger at 5.972x10^24 kilograms. The way to notice they are similar from these equations is they have the same amount of digits in the number. There densities are only 0.27g/cm^3 apart and once again earths density is greater. The density of earth is 5.51g/cm^3 and Venus’ is only 0.27g/cm^3 smaleer than Earths at
Another important opposition between nonrenewable and renewable energy is that renewable energy is unlimited, meaning that the supplies needed to create this energy are not going to run out because renewable energy uses natural resources that are available to us all the time, such as the sun, wind, and water; therefore we don’t need to worry of the quantity available becoming scarce. However, for nonrenewable energy, this worry becomes a reality for fossil fuels are extremely limited and are already being used at an alarming rate, which means this type of energy is capable of
The advantages of using Nuclear power plants: • Free from CO2 : One of the major advantages of using nuclear power plants is that, it is free from carbon-di-oxide emissions. Most of the conventional methods of generating electricity include the usage of non- renewable resources like coal which generates CO2 upon usage. • Very efficient source of energy: The energy produced by the fission of an atom of uranium or plutonium or any other element used in the process of nuclear fission for generating energy, I almost 10 million times the amount of energy produced by combustion of a single atom of carbon in coal. It also doesn’t result in the depletion of fossil fuel reserves. Hence one can obviously see the efficiency and the effectiveness of using nuclear power plants for producing heat and
A few of these types of energy are: Solar panels, wind turbines and nuclear energy, which all do not release toxic gases. However these energy sources also have pros and cons in multiple ways and aspects, two of them being socially and economically which makes the choice hard on which energy source to invest most in to avoid more problems in our climate. Since solar energy is easy to access and is becoming more popular, therefor in has a lot of potential to become the energy source, which will help reduce greenhouse gases. Nuclear energy: Nuclear energy is an alternative energy that can be used to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The energy is generated by water that is turned into steam, which drives turbine generators to produce electricity.
Taking advantage of only the waves no greenhouse gas emissions or water pollutants are created. Consequently, because of its source and because of its process, the dependence on foreign companies for fossil fuels can be reduced. However, this can only be achieved if energy from wave power can be extracted to its maximum. Not only it will help to curb air pollution but can also provide green jobs to millions of
Nature’s Home Organisation also recommended wind energy as a replacement for coal. Wind energy, similar to solar energy, is renewable, causes no pollution and cannot be over-consumed. (Maehlium, 2015) This means the duration of the usage wind energy is very long. However, the wind is an irregular source of energy as there isn’t wind blowing at one certain area 24/7, but then again the price of wind energy have decreased over 80% since 1980 and they keep decreasing. (Maehlium, 2015) This means although the certainty of power produced by wind energy is not constant, the certainty that it will be cheaper to operate and manage than coal in the future is high.
Now, not only the big cities and fancy towns, but small villages and remoe areas can also get cheap electricity supply. Cheapest resource: Did you know that very first wind turbine, that generated electricity was invented in 1888? From 1888 till today, wind turbines are gradually improving in many aspects. Initially it was an expensive energy resource, but now, it is eventually coming down in price, making it more desirable. Government is supporting the wind turbines as they are the cheapest energy sources, so government is putting subsidies to reduce the cost of installation.