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  • Alternative Energy

    Alternate Energy What would it be like to live in the dark? Finding new forms of alternative energy has been a major concern throughout the world for the past several years. Currently‚ our main sources of energy are coal for electricity‚ and oil for transportation. Alternative energy‚ also known as renewable energy‚ is defined as energy derived from sources that do not use up natural resources or harm the environment. At the rate we are using these nonrenewable resources oil is scheduled to run

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    Government Grants for Alternative Energy Research Jon Smith ENG 122 (ABE1135R) Mrs. Jane Smith 8 October 2010 Government Grants for Alternative Energy Research Energy sources play a crucial role‚ affecting just about every activity that societies do in every country around the globe. The role in the economic development of a region or country does not need emphasis; because of the greater effects‚ it exercises a huge influence. It is the

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  • Alternative Sources of Energy

    In present day people all around the world have used many energy sources. For instance‚ cars have to use much fossil fuel energy. Coal and natural gas also have been used too much to heat homes and businesses even during the winter (Adapted from Rosenthal‚ E. ‚ 2010‚ December 11). As this information‚ ‘finding alternative energy sources is one of the major projects of this century in all countries because the world is running out of the natural resources’ (Edited extracts from authentic student

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    Alternative energy resources What are Alternative energy resources?? It is any energy source that is an alternative to fossil fuel. It is a form of energy derived from a natural source‚ such as the sun‚ wind‚ tides‚ or waves and are also known as “Renewable Energy” that do not use up natural resources or harm the environment. They are considered alternatives because they can be future replacements for the fossil fuels that now meet a considerable portion of our energy needs. What Energy Resources

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  • Energy Alternatives

    Energy Alternatives: * Alternative energy is any energy source that is an alternative to fossil fuel. In a general sense in contemporary society‚ alternative energy is that which is produced without the undesirable consequences of the burning of fossil fuels‚ such as high carbon dioxide emissions‚ which is considered to be the major contributing factor of global warming. * This chapter discussed only a few of the possible alternatives to our current combustible energy generation system

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  • Alternative Energy

    Alternative Energy Alternative Energy Alternative energy refers to energy sources that have no undesired consequences such for example fossil fuels‚ nuclear energy and falling water. Fossil fuels are coal‚ petroleum and natural gas. There are some characteristics of the fossil fuels that made the concept of alternative energy come into place. (Alternative Energy) One of the fossil fuels‚ Petroleum‚ forms a thin film around the grains of the rock where it formed. Pressure from the overlying rock

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  • Alternative Energy

    Types of Alternative Energy “Every day‚ the world produces carbon dioxide that is released to the earth’s atmosphere and will still be there in one hundred years’ time. This increased content of carbon dioxide increases the warmth of our planet and is the main cause of the so called “Global Warming Effect.” One answer to global warming is to replace current technologies with alternatives that have comparable or better performance‚ but do not emit carbon dioxide. We call this Alternate Energy.” (Alternative

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  • Alternative Energy Resources

    The energy that is used today comes from fossil fuels‚ which is a nonrenewable limited resource that will eventually be used up. Alternative energy sources such as solar‚ hydroelectric‚ geothermal and wind energies can be used‚ to conserve the planets limited natural resources. Alternative energy is the use of another energy without the burning of fossil fuels and break up on atoms. Solar energy can be used to operate cars and provide electricity for homes and businesses. Hydroelectric energy can

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  • Energy Alternatives

    Renewable energy is energy that originates from natural sources‚ which is a continuing and nonpolluting energy that is replenished due to its perpetual natural motion. These sources are commonly solar‚ geothermal‚ wind and tidal energies. Comparing different countries’ use of renewable energies -- in Portugal this year‚ close to 45 percent of its electricity will come from renewable energy sources (Rosenthal‚ 2010). This compared to 10.1 percent in the United States (U.S. Energy Administration

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  • Alternative Energy

    consumption of energy sources that are used to get us through our everyday lives! Our most common methods of generating energy are polluting our beloved planet Earth and tearing up the ozone layer. Also‚ many of these methods we are currently abusing to generate energy are non-renewable. Thats means we could run out any day now. This is a formula for complete disaster‚ but don’t be scared. Like most things we can fix this situation we have put ourselves into with alternative energy sources. Sorry

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