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How can The United States lessen its Dependence on Fossil Fuels?
Fossil fuels such as, coal, petroleum and natural gas are the
primary source of power generation and transportation. These are formed from
organic materials over the time period of millions of years. Fossil fuels are the
backbone of the economy of the world. There are limited and finite resources and
have catastrophic effects on the environment. (According to the US Energy
Information Administration, the burning of fossil fuels was responsible for 76%
of the US greenhouse gases emission in 2016.) These greenhouse gases trap heat
and lead to Global Warming. Whole of the world is dependent on fossil fuels for all
types of necessities and the world is aware of catastrophic effects of the
consumption of fossil fuels_ About one and half the century has passed, and the
world has used up more than half of world's nonrenewable resources, and due to
excessive use of fossil fuels, the planet Earth has become sick member of the Solar
System. The United States is the leader of world economy and is fully dependent
on fossil fuels. To lessen its dependency on fossil fuels without neglecting economic
development and public demand, The USA should use (CCA) Carbon Capture
Storage technique to reduce the generation of greenhouse gases, but other
sustainable resources can be used, such as, energy efficiency and the renewable
resources (Tidal energy, hydro energy, geothermal, solar energy, wind energy, and
biogas.)
In fact, power generation consumes much of the fossil fuels, due
to greater demand not only from industries but also domestic. Indeed, the less
demand of electricity, the less consumption of fossil fuels. Energy can be conserved
or save individually, collectively and by spreading awareness publicly. It is rightly
said that change begins from home. And the change that starts from an individual
always proves to be a wonder. Similarly, practicing the limited use of electricity in
homes and offices can help reduce the demand of electricity. It can merely be
practicable when unnecessary use of electricity appliances shut off. Most people
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do not shut off electric appliances as they leave their rooms or offices empty. It
probably adds so much consumption to electricity. So, people must turn off extra
and useless appliances to conserve the consumption of electricity. Moreover,
appliances in homes, offices or public places must be the energy star-labeled which
consumes less energy.
Furthermore, in the power generation, fossil fuels can easily be
replaced with the renewable resources- like Hydropower, Tidal Power, Solar power,
Geothermal and Wind Power Generation. (According to US Energy Information
Administration, in 2020, renewable energy accounted for about 12% of the total
U.S Energy Consumption and about 20% if electricity generation.) Renewable
resources have reduced some of the burden on fossil fuels, but still there is dire
need of effective policies to replace non-renewable resources.
Additionally, The USA has about 80,000 Dams and among them 2400
Dams produce power. The USA produces about 80 million Kilo Watts’s electricity
from hydro power generation. The United States has no Tidal Power plants, but
there are a few sites where power plants can be installed. This could not happen
due to legal concerns about under water land ownership and environmental
impacts. The USA has 118 Gigawatts wind turbine capacity. The USA has installed
many wind turbines in year 2020, and it is estimated to produce 10% of power
generation from wind turbines in year 2021.
The USA leads the word in Geothermal power generation. The USA has
Geothermal power plants in seven states and produces about 17 billion Kilo Watts.
The USA has about 97000 megawatts solar photovoltaic energy production plants.
The USA is a technically advanced country and is capable of using these
renewable resources efficiently. These resources have lessened the dependency on
the United States on fossil fuels in power generation.
Transportation also consumes lot of fuels and adds share info
demand fossil fuels. People of any class of a life standard having own vehicle prefer
to own vehicles for the minute purposes. Considering the demand of fossil fuels,
The USA must initiate awareness programs of using public transportation.
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Replacing the utilization of the personal vehicles when it is not merely an option
can get rid of the reliance on an excessive use of fossil fuels while using public
transportation; it not only saves fuels, but also saves money. As soon as one uses
public transport, he/she will be free and will enjoy other activities for instance, the
traveler can easily read magazines, books, and watch movies to get entertained
him or herself-and, it proves that using public transportation can decrease their
consumption and dependency on fossil fuels. Switching vehicles to biogas fuel can
reduce greenhouse gas emission from 60% to 80% and dependency on fossil fuels.
The USA along with Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK are the largest
producers of biogas as vehicle fuels and performance of biogas can be converted
into renewable automobile fuels such as gasoline, syngas, liquefied biogas and Bio-
CNG. Bio CNG contains high methane content can replace conventional fuel. The
United States produces mainly Ethanol and biodiesel which uses corn as feedstock.
The USA is the largest producer of Ethanol. In the future, biogas can replace these
fossil fuels and can strengthen the economy of the USA along with the clean
environment.
Besides the consumption of fossil fuels in electricity generation and
transportation, these are also used in petroleum products such as nylon, fiber,
containers and many more. To avoid consumption of fossil fuels in such products,
people should use other biodegradable sources. People should avoid using nylon
and must use natural fibre clothes - use of natural wood for deck will increase the
demand of wooden products and will replace plastic and petroleum products.
Due to finite resources of fossil fuels, the world is looking for
renewable resources to meet the demands of electricity, transportation and
industries. Renewable resources are environmentally friendly. (Frances Breakneck
has said that wind and other clean, renewable energy will end our reliance on
fossil fuels and combat the severe threat that climate change poses to human and
wildlife alike.)
The United States has already installed many renewable resources
power plants to lessen dependency on fossil fuels. (According to US Energy
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Information Administration, the USA produces 11% of the total primary
consumption and 17% of domestically produced electricity in 2018.)
To cut the matter short, fossil fuels are essential and foundation stone of the
economy. Industries, transportation and power generation are interdependent,
and all these sectors depend on fossil fuels. These resources are finite and even
harmful to environment. So, it is important to aware all about the hazards and
importance of fossil fuels and not to waste fossil fuels dependent products. The
United States' efforts to replace these non-renewable resources with renewable
and green energy are worth experiencing. Renewable resources are the only option
which can help lessen the dependency of the USA on fossil fuels.
REFERENCES:
1. https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/renewable-sources/
2. https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/frances_beinecke_736944#
3. "How much of U.S. energy consumption and electricity generation comes from renewable
energy sources? - FAQ - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)". www.eia.gov.
Retrieved 2019-09-21.
4. "Monthly Energy Review". US Energy Information Administration. 2016-07-12.
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(PROPOSAL ESSAY) How can The United States lessen its Dependence on Fossil Fuels? Fossil fuels such as, coal, petroleum and natural gas are the primary source of power generation and transportation. These are formed from organic materials over the time period of millions of years. Fossil fuels are the backbone of the economy of the world. There are limited and finite resources and have catastrophic effects on the environment. (According to the US Energy Information Administration, the burning of fossil fuels was responsible for 76% of the US greenhouse gases emission in 2016.) These greenhouse gases trap heat and lead to Global Warming. Whole of the world is dependent on fossil fuels for all types of necessities and the world is aware of catastrophic effects of the consumption of fossil fuels_ About one and half the century has passed, and the world has used up more than half of world's nonrenewable resources, and due to excessive use of fossil fuels, the planet Earth has become sick member of the Solar System. The United States is the leader of world economy and is fully dependent on fossil fuels. To lessen its dependency on fossil fuels without neglecting economic development and public demand, The USA should use (CCA) Carbon Capture Storage technique to reduce the generation of greenhouse gases, but other sustainable resources can be used, such as, energy efficiency and the renewable resources (Tidal energy, hydro energy, geothermal, solar energy, wind energy, and biogas.) In fact, power generation consumes much of the fossil fuels, due to greater demand not only from industries but also domestic. Indeed, the less demand of electricity, the less consumption of fossil fuels. Energy can be conserved or save individually, collectively and by spreading awareness publicly. It is rightly said that change begins from home. And the change that starts from an individual always proves to be a wonder. Similarly, practicing the limited use of electricity in homes and offices can help reduce the demand of electricity. It can merely be practicable when unnecessary use of electricity appliances shut off. Most people do not shut off electric appliances as they leave their rooms or offices empty. It probably adds so much consumption to electricity. So, people must turn off extra and useless appliances to conserve the consumption of electricity. Moreover, appliances in homes, offices or public places must be the energy star-labeled which consumes less energy. Furthermore, in the power generation, fossil fuels can easily be replaced with the renewable resources- like Hydropower, Tidal Power, Solar power, Geothermal and Wind Power Generation. (According to US Energy Information Administration, in 2020, renewable energy accounted for about 12% of the total U.S Energy Consumption and about 20% if electricity generation.) Renewable resources have reduced some of the burden on fossil fuels, but still there is dire need of effective policies to replace non-renewable resources. Additionally, The USA has about 80,000 Dams and among them 2400 Dams produce power. The USA produces about 80 million Kilo Watts’s electricity from hydro power generation. The United States has no Tidal Power plants, but there are a few sites where power plants can be installed. This could not happen due to legal concerns about under water land ownership and environmental impacts. The USA has 118 Gigawatts wind turbine capacity. The USA has installed many wind turbines in year 2020, and it is estimated to produce 10% of power generation from wind turbines in year 2021. The USA leads the word in Geothermal power generation. The USA has Geothermal power plants in seven states and produces about 17 billion Kilo Watts. The USA has about 97000 megawatts solar photovoltaic energy production plants. The USA is a technically advanced country and is capable of using these renewable resources efficiently. These resources have lessened the dependency on the United States on fossil fuels in power generation. Transportation also consumes lot of fuels and adds share info demand fossil fuels. People of any class of a life standard having own vehicle prefer to own vehicles for the minute purposes. Considering the demand of fossil fuels, The USA must initiate awareness programs of using public transportation. Replacing the utilization of the personal vehicles when it is not merely an option can get rid of the reliance on an excessive use of fossil fuels while using public transportation; it not only saves fuels, but also saves money. As soon as one uses public transport, he/she will be free and will enjoy other activities for instance, the traveler can easily read magazines, books, and watch movies to get entertained him or herself-and, it proves that using public transportation can decrease their consumption and dependency on fossil fuels. Switching vehicles to biogas fuel can reduce greenhouse gas emission from 60% to 80% and dependency on fossil fuels. The USA along with Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK are the largest producers of biogas as vehicle fuels and performance of biogas can be converted into renewable automobile fuels such as gasoline, syngas, liquefied biogas and BioCNG. Bio CNG contains high methane content can replace conventional fuel. The United States produces mainly Ethanol and biodiesel which uses corn as feedstock. The USA is the largest producer of Ethanol. In the future, biogas can replace these fossil fuels and can strengthen the economy of the USA along with the clean environment. Besides the consumption of fossil fuels in electricity generation and transportation, these are also used in petroleum products such as nylon, fiber, containers and many more. To avoid consumption of fossil fuels in such products, people should use other biodegradable sources. People should avoid using nylon and must use natural fibre clothes - use of natural wood for deck will increase the demand of wooden products and will replace plastic and petroleum products. Due to finite resources of fossil fuels, the world is looking for renewable resources to meet the demands of electricity, transportation and industries. Renewable resources are environmentally friendly. (Frances Breakneck has said that wind and other clean, renewable energy will end our reliance on fossil fuels and combat the severe threat that climate change poses to human and wildlife alike.) The United States has already installed many renewable resources power plants to lessen dependency on fossil fuels. (According to US Energy Information Administration, the USA produces 11% of the total primary consumption and 17% of domestically produced electricity in 2018.) To cut the matter short, fossil fuels are essential and foundation stone of the economy. Industries, transportation and power generation are interdependent, and all these sectors depend on fossil fuels. These resources are finite and even harmful to environment. So, it is important to aware all about the hazards and importance of fossil fuels and not to waste fossil fuels dependent products. The United States' efforts to replace these non-renewable resources with renewable and green energy are worth experiencing. Renewable resources are the only option which can help lessen the dependency of the USA on fossil fuels. REFERENCES: 1. https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/renewable-sources/ 2. https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/frances_beinecke_736944# 3. "How much of U.S. energy consumption and electricity generation comes from renewable energy sources? - FAQ - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)". www.eia.gov. Retrieved 2019-09-21. 4. "Monthly Energy Review". US Energy Information Administration. 2016-07-12. Name: Description: ...
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