Climate change is real & it’s happening right now, was said not very long ago by a famous academy award winner & it is true to its full meaning. Planet Earth is experiencing climate change like never before and with high emissions of harmful gases & increasing pollution this scenario is only set to worsen.
High dependencies on the fossil fuels like petroleum, natural gas, coal, uranium etc. is the key reason for increasing pollution. These sources are highly polluting & cause various ill effects on the human life. This leads to unhealthy atmosphere resulting in acid rains, global warming & climate change.
Current Use of Non Renewable Energies & their effects
Non-renewable resources are naturally present & provides high efficiency in their use. These energy resources are easy to extract & are very convenient to use. Just a small amount of nuclear energy produces high amount of heat facilitating power generation etc.
However, the disadvantages of the conventional energies can no longer be disregarded as they are harming the environment like never before & are on verge of extinction in the coming decades.
The use of conventional resources is creating a two-fold harm to our planet.
1. These resources are depleting & we will be running out of the conventional resources with their high use
2. Upon usage, these resources produce high emission of harmful gases & result in pollution of environment.
Following are the few facts which will result with the current rate of depletion of naturally available resources namely oil, natural gas & coal.
• World proved oil reserve as of 2015, sufficient to meet 52.5 years of global production.
• World proved natural gas reserve as of 2015, sufficient to meet 54.1 years of global production.
• World proved coal reserve as of 2015, sufficient to meet 110 years of global production.
Above numbers rightly create panic & demand serious attention politically as well as socially and will make us think about the alternatives to conventional resources.
Alternative to the Conventional Energy
Renewable resources are the resources which can be replenished time and again from the environment. These are the resources like wind, solar, geothermal, hydropower & bio mass. These resources are never ending & create less or no pollution. Also called as clean source of energy the use of renewable resources assists in reducing the harmful emissions generated through the use of conventional energy resources.
The most convenient & easy to use renewable source of energy is solar energy.
What is Solar Energy?
Solar energy is radiant light and heat from the Sun that is harnessed using a range of ever-evolving technologies such as solar heating, photovoltaics, solar thermal energy, solar architecture, molten salt power plants and artificial photosynthesis. A huge part of clean energy can be generated using the solar power & it will ensure negligible emissions in the atmosphere.
Solar energy is a renewable energy source & can be harnessed in all parts of the world with depending on its irradiation. Also, it is an never ending source of energy. sufficient for all of mankind, if capitalized optimally.
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