Arguments for renewable energy

What are the pros and cons of renewable energy?

Asked on June 27, 2017 in Science.
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Sustainable. Renewable energy plans are focuses on providing continual sources of an energy. Sunshine, moving water and wind are constants in our world and it takes very little effort to convert these sources into electricity.

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Answered on August 17, 2017.
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Climate change. All renewable energy plans emphasize that they will leave a much smaller carbon footprint than current fuel sources used. The environment is better off as renewable sources do not produce toxic emissions and deplete our natural resources.

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Stable energy prices. Fluctuations in the supply of fossil fuels have a direct effect on inflation. With renewable energy the cost is from the amount of money setting up the infrastructure and not dependant on supply and demand of natural resources. We can expect more stable prices from his scenario.

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Answered on August 17, 2017.
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Large areas required. To produce large amounts of energy through solar, wind or water power massive facilities must be setup that take up large amounts of area.

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Micro-stations. From solar panels on homes to small wind farms, there are many different types of renewable energy that can be used anywhere. These micro-stations are low cost and reduce the waste incurred in transporting energy from major stations to the consumer.

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Low cost. Once setup, most renewable energy types have low maintenance and running costs which helps balance out the initial development costs.

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Economy. A large number of jobs worldwide will be created with the implementation of renewable energy initiatives. Millions of jobs have already been created in the western world where countries have began the switch to renewable sources.

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Development costs. Research and manufacturing costs are very high when it comes to renewable sources of energy. This is not needed when it comes it comes to fossil fuels because all of the components needed to begin the process are already in place.

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Reduce our energy consumption. These renewable technologies are new to the world and many of the sources cannot produce that much energy in a short amount of time. This would mean we either have to build many more facilities to produce the same energy as fossil fuels or the more likely option of reducing our energy consumption.

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Reliability. In most cases the flow of an energy source like the sun or flowing water are permanent and constant sources of fuel. Unlike fossil fuels which can be affected by wars, strikes and political instabilities renewable energy sources do not come with such restrictions.

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