Although the traditional sources of energy like the fossil fuels and the crude oil has been found to be costly and replete with negative aspects, they still form a dominant source of energy. This can be attributed to the lack of awareness among the people about the other alternate energy sources like the renewable sources of energy. To promote the usage of renewable energy and to tap the huge potential present in the renewable energy sector, the World Energy Research was formed.
The use of fossil fuels has resulted in many negative consequences. It has led to severe pollution, political conflict, economic control and total dependence of countries that lack this natural resource. Now the countries are seeking to control this blind dependence on fossil fuels by adopting alternate sources of energy for their energy needs.
Over the years, many alternative renewable energy technologies have been researched and developed. These include solar, wind, bioenergy, geothermal energy as well as many others. These sources produce energy by converting the mechanical energy present in them to kinetic energy.
I'm in favor of alternative energy, but I have to disagree with you on two points:
Lowey wrote: This can be attributed to the lack of awareness among the people about the other alternate energy sources like the renewable sources of energy.
Attribute it to whatever you want, but people were aware of non-fossil sources of energy long before coal or petroleum became widely used. People are still aware of alternative energy sources. The reason fossil fuels came to dominate is that they are more concentrated, more convenient, or (in e.g. the case of kerosene replacing biofuels like sperm oil for lighting) temporarily more abundant.
Lowey wrote:solar, wind, bioenergy, geothermal energy as well as many others. These sources produce energy by converting the mechanical energy present in them to kinetic energy.
Mechanical energy is a subset of kinetic energy. It's like saying all pies are made by converting apples into fruit.
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