The Green Energy Debate
Axia College of UOP
dependency on foreign oil increases, it is ever more important that we begin to utilize other forms of
the global warming effect.
group, humans have wastefully used the earths energy resources in total disregard. We must be crusaders in the
fight to improve our energy resources. No longer can we pass the puck and expect our children to clean up the
Hydropower .Although there are several sources available to utilize, one could ask, why are we not using more
of these sources? How long have these sources been available? How long have they been in use?
Well, Wind Energy has been in use for about four decades. Wind Mills first popped up around the late
some point Electrical companies even bought back the unused portion of electricity that was generated form
the world's total primary energy supply in 2001. From that amount, 79.9 percent is from solid biomass
tide, and 0.2 percent from wind. The 1990’s have a seen a slight growth with renewable sources
growing slightly faster than most primary sources. This is particularly true for solar, wind, and tide
programs. These programs include significant tax breaks to homeowners and business that utilize these energy
sources. The new bill even offers Homeowners up to an $8,000.00 credit for installing renewable energy
products on their home.
these programs were put into full motion and all monies available were released, millions of jobs could be
created as a result. One major setback comes from the people on the other side of the debate. These people
Indiana would be one of the most impacted states under the legislation as 96% of their energy comes from
coal” (Lear, Christina 2009) Most of the opposition for this legislation seems to be coming from the Midwest
states.With all of the choices...