Mitigation Plan 1
Mitigation Strategies and Solutions
Axia College at the University of Phoenix
Mitigation Plan 2
Energy conservation is reducing or eliminating unnecessary energy use and waste by decreasing the quantity of energy used for achieving an outcome. There are many ways a person can conserve energy. One major way is using renewable resources more frequently than nonrenewable resources. A renewable resource is an energy source that is self-producing and renews itself. Examples of renewable energy sources are: solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, biomass, and wind. On the other side, we have nonrenewable resources. These are energy resources found in nature. These resources get their name from the fact that there is a limited amount of them. Examples of nonrenewable energy sources are: fossil fuels (coal and oil) and nuclear power. The reason why energy conservation is so important is because copious amounts of the nonrenewable resources damage our environment directly and indirectly. These damages in the environment could lead to global disasters. If humans were to conserve nonrenewable energy and use more renewable resources, the damage that is done to the air, water and land could be reduced.
The predicament or problem with energy is more of it is being consumed than it is being conserved. “The average person uses [about] 700 gallons of gas per year” (Energy Conservation). With that, carbon dioxide is being released in the air from the vehicles that person uses. That right there is a large amount of damage to the environment. Damage to the air is not the only issue. There is damage to the land. Demands for more fossil fuels (like gas, coal and oil) continue to grow as a result of people consuming so much of it. In order to find these nonrenewable resources, companies find places to dig. Coal mining is an easy way to find coal, but creates several environmental problems; mostly a result of the techniques used to find...