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Advantages of Using Green Energy Sources:

For years, people all over the world have been dependent on natural oils and fossil fuels to make the world run. But with the huge demand for electricity and gasoline these days, it wouldn't come as a surprise if we run out of oil and fossil fuels in the next few decades. Fortunately, it's not too late to find new ways of generating electricity and make our cars run in a way that won't be detrimental to the planet.

Our current sources of energy are mostly non-renewable resources that will soon be depleted unless we find other sources of energy. The good news is that researchers have been studying alternative green energy sources for years, and many of these have already been put to use in some areas of the world. However, not all green energy sources are equally practical. You will still have to consider your climate and geographical location.

The most common green energy sources are wind energy, solar energy, wave energy, and geothermal energy. All of these are very abundant in the world, completely renewable, and do not produce any adverse side effects to the environment. Zero damage to the planet is precisely what we need right now. In contrast to the coal plants and nuclear power plants that are being used today, green energy sources are definitely the better choice.

Some people may say that nuclear power plants do not produce toxic substances either. True, but these plants are quite risky, as you can see from what happened in Three Mile Island and Chernobyl. Also, in the event of an accident in the nuclear power plant and the area is not immediately secured, this could have very dangerous repercussions.

Another advantage of using green energy sources over the traditional ones is that their facilities or "plants" are not that expensive to maintain. The installation and setting up of the facilities may be costly but in the long run, it will all be worth it. Also, renewable energy sources are very easy to come by because they can always be found in abundance. Running out of sunlight or wind can be quite hard to imagine.

Over the years, we have consumed vast amounts of oils and fossil fuels but if we start using alternative sources now, we can still preserve the little remaining resources and do our part in saving the planet. Hundreds of organizations and institutions have dedicated years of research on renewable energy resources. Today, the level of available technology is already enough to help us build green energy facilities throughout the world.

Millions of people talk about the use of solar energy as an alternative energy source. It's about time that our government take the necessary action in order to make these talks into reality. Private homes across the country have started using solar panels to channel the sun's energy for running their appliances, but the government has yet to make a real move and do this on a national level.

Today, our country depends so much on foreign oil and we as individuals have to carry the burden of paying extra each time the global price of oil soars. In order to avoid such burdens, as well as to reduce our ecological footprints, we need to seriously start using green energy sources on a larger scale.

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