Wind energy, solar power, Hybrid cars and using methane gas for stove fuel all of these are examples of renewable energy. They are all affordable and convenient as well as being efficient. The question is, will people use them, or stay with the damaging fossil fuels that we have grown accustomed to? Livings in a coal producing state –I have read how burning coal is bad for the environment and how our country needs to find a better source of energy. So when we started studying about energy and resources, I was interested in the information that I would discover.
I now understand that many people throughout the world know about the renewable resources and many use some forms of them. Everyone seems to know and understand that the ozone layer has a hole and it is getting larger but seem to make insignificant changes to help correct the problem. I believe that most people do not really care what is going to happen in 200 or more years. If we really want to see change the solution is simple we have to get people excited about renewable energy. We have to make the use of renewable energy easy and accessible, also as effective and efficient as our current energy source if we are going to encourage people to change.
In my opinion though even with all the effort and money put into research and marketing of renewable energy use, there will still be a minimal amount of people that will make the changes. Most people understand the benefits to our environment and to their pocketbooks, but will they choose to drive a Hybrid car? How many do you see on the road? I think that the renewable energy choices are great ideas and have great concepts, but reality is people do not want to change. Or maybe they can’t change. I think that in 10 years we probably will not see large changes in the amount of solar powered houses, hybrid cars and number of windmills on our landscape than we do now. The country will continue to demand to use their fossil fuels.