Energy Resource Plan
As in our human nature, we tend to really only be concerned with things that threaten our well-being and way of life currently, never giving a whole lot of thought to what might happen in the future. But a few things, most notably the downturn of the economy, have changed the way I have been viewing the possibilities of the future. In the few months that my family and I have been taking measures to try and conserve the amount of energy we use, I have been seeing changes for the better, changes that I hope I can pass along to you through some friendly advice.
I know everyone here has noticed the big wave of “going green” that has hit just about every industry in the last few years, and for the most part I think their motivation is realizing that inevitably one day, we will run out of our non-renewable resources like natural gas and oil if we don’t reduce the amount of our usage. For a while there, I was under the assumption that the Earth had kept up with the human civilization’s demand for this long, why not forever? But the answer came to with just a little research. I realized that everyday thousands of people get added to the world along with thousands more vehicles and homes, each wanting and needing their own supply of energy. And it became really apparent to me that when the day comes we do run out, not only was I part of the problem, but I did nothing to help stop it. The easiest solution if you are looking between non-renewable resources, those that cannot be replaced once it has been completely extracted, and renewable sources, those that can be used to benefit people and replaced for others to enjoy, is to only use renewable resources, but even that has its limitations. If we exhaust our renewable resources, we always run the risk of destroying their reproductive ability or their using being put on hold for a long period of time while the source is renewed. There needs to be a happy medium.
With the economy in it’s current...