Today, people use a large amount of energy and we need to be careful about how much non-renewable energy we use. Non-renewable energy is energy that can be used only once. Non-renewable sources such as oil, gas, and coal produce greenhouse gases when they are used. We depend on non-renewable energy such as oil, gas, and coal which pollutes the air and can destroy the environment. One way to help protect the environment is by learning ways we can conserve energy
Non-renewable energy is energy that can only be used once. Renewable energy is energy that can keep producing indefinitely without being depleted. Although both kinds of energy can have a negative effect on the environment, non-renewable energy can destroy the environment and cannot be replenish. Non-renewable energy such as coal produces carbon dioxide when it is burned. It also produces emissions, such as sulfur, nitrogen oxide, and mercury which can pollute the air and water. Biomass which is a renewable energy source can pollute the air when it is burned, but not as much as fossil fuels. Renewable energy sources are unlimited and only a few causes air pollution whereas all fossil fuels can destroy the environment in some way or another.
Some ways one can conserve energy and help the environment is by turning your refrigerator temperature down, turn down your water heater thermostat, set your thermostat at 68 degrees during the day, clean or replace air filter, weatherize your apartment, walk, bike, or carpool whenever possible, and buy a vehicle that gets good mileage.
According to GovPro (2007), governors are making an effort to conserve energy by “setting renewable portfolio standards, establishing renewable fuels standards for transportation and heating, setting efficiency standards for government buildings and fleets, establishing financing mechanisms for advanced energy technology programs, and measuring and monitoring energy savings and environmental benefits”.