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Benefits of  Green  Energy  Sources       For  a  very  long  time,  we  have  relied  on  fossil  fuels.  It  provides  heat  to  our  homes,   gas  for  our  cars  and  electricity.  Since  we  are  now  using  it  more  than  ever,  there  is  a   consequence.  We  are  depleting  our  resources  and  slowly  killing  our  planet.   Fortunately,  we  can  change  our  ways  and  then  shift  our  attention  to  green  energy   sources.     Why  green  energy  sources?  While  that  may  be  true,  that  is  why  there  are  other   green  energy  sources  available  and  we  just  to  know  which  ones  are  viable  given  the   geographic  location.     The  various  green  energy  sources  such  as  solar,  wind,  wave,  hydropower  and   geothermal  do  not  produce  anything  harmful  which  may  have  a  negative  effect  on   the  environment.  This  is  the  exact  opposite  of  what  you  get  when  you  continue  to   operate  a  coal  or  nuclear  power  plant.     Coal  you  have  to  remember  releases  carbon  dioxide  into  the  air.  On  its  own,  it  may   not  cause  that  much  damage  but  there  are  currently  50,000  coal  plants  around  the   world  and  that  number  is  expected  to  grow.     Nuclear  plants  may  not  release  anything  harmful  into  the  air.  The  issue  is  how  we   dispose  of  the  spend  rods  and  if  another  nuclear  accident  should  occur.  We   remember  Chernobyl  and  Three  Mile  Island.  We  have  probably  learned  better  ways   to  prevent  another  incident  from  happening.  Through  the  years,  a  few  minor   accidents  have  occurred  and  although  the  leak  was  contained,  just  imagine  if  it   wasn't?     Green  energy  sources  may  not  be  maintenance  free  but  at  least  it  does  not  require   that  much  to  maintain  them  compared  to  conventional  means.  In  the  end,  we  save   money  because  such  facilities  don't  cost  that  much  to  operate.     The  next  advantage  of  using  green  energy  sources  is  that  we  will  never  run  out  of   them.  For  centuries,  the  sun's  rays  have  reached  so  has  the  wind  which  is  blown   from  the  sea.  By  using  it,  we  decrease  our  dependence  on  oil  which  is  a   nonrenewable  resource.     If  you  think  about  it,  many  of  us  have  taken  these  green  energy  sources  for  granted.   If  we  do  the  right  thing  now,  future  generations  will  not  have  to  face  the  mess  that   we  could  have  handled  on  our  own  years  before.     In  short,  the  power  is  in  our  hands.  We  have  the  technology  and  we  know  what  to  do   with  it.  The  only  thing  we  need  is  to  do  is  to  put  our  money  where  our  mouth  is   because  despite  the  number  of  conferences  on  global  warming  and  climate  change,   little  has  happened.  


It is  easy  to  talk  about  how  concerned  we  are  about  the  environment  but  you  have   to  ask  yourself  when  will  more  solar  panels  or  wind  turbines  will  be  erected?  When   will  the  number  of  coal  or  nuclear  power  plants  be  reduced?     Green  energy  sources  is  the  solution  to  the  environmental,  political  and  social   problems  of  this  lifetime.  By  spending  more  on  these  technologies,  no  country  will   have  to  depend  on  another  or  even  a  corporation  for  their  power  needs  because   they  are  self  dependent  and  free.     We  can  change  our  ways  and  then  shift  our  attention  to  green  energy  sources.     Why  green  energy  sources?  This  is  also  even  if  some  will  argue  that  the  problem   with  green  energy  is  that  it  is  sometimes  difficult  to  generate  the  power  we  need.   While  that  may  be  true,  that  is  why  there  are  other  green  energy  sources  available   and  we  just  to  know  which  ones  are  viable  given  the  geographic  location.     The  next  advantage  of  using  green  energy  sources  is  that  we  will  never  run  out  of   them.     The  Go  Green  Project  http://gogreen101.michaelcoe.net/getaccessnow/    

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