Alternative Fuel Sources

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Kyle Butler
ENG 122
Professor Pushkin
March 30th, 2014

Man versus Nature

Mankind is steadily depleting the world’s natural resources, which is disastrous for humans and nature. Who wins in the war between man and nature? The answer is no one. However, man cannot survive without using natural resources; therefore, co-existence with nature requires balance. It is man’s primary responsibility to utilize natural resources safely and efficiently. Renewable natural resources such as trees, water, sun and wind ought to be the primary sources of energy. Secondary sources of energy should be non-renewable resources such as oil and natural gas. The government should be required to make use of renewable resources, implement conservation plans and minimize the environmental impact that results from extracting, processing and using natural resources. The first step in co-existing with nature is making use of renewable resources. The federal government should require the state to implement strategies to use renewable energy such as, wind power. Wind power has been used for centuries through the use of windmills, which can pump water, ground grain, and provide electricity for home-use, etc. As stated on, “…small wind electric systems are one of the most cost-effective home-based renewable energy systems – with zero emissions and pollution” (“Small Wind Electric Systems”). Today, wind turbines are used to capture wind, convert it into energy, and then create electricity. Wind energy, is a clean energy source that uses no water (another natural resource), and has the potential to produce 10 times the amount of electricity consumption for the United States ("Wind 101: The Basics of Wind Energy”). Additionally, the use of wind power will promote the economic growth especially for rural communities. Private landowners may lease out their land to wind energy…...

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