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Hermione granger

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Feb 21, 2021
Fossil fuel is the main source of energy. In some countries, the use of alternative sources of energy is encouraged. Is this a positive or negative development?

Given the inexorable demand of energy globally for the last few decades, leading to the scarcity of fossil fuel which has acted as the chief source of energy in a number of countries, the usage of alternative energy has emerged as a topic of interest. My stance is that the problems associated with such practice pale in comparison with the benefits it brings to humans.

Granted, one might argue that renewables only work for countries which have economic prosperity, especially for developed ones. This can be explained by the huge resources required to establish and maintain the facilities used for this method. Such corollary may put a strain on the citizens in a number of developing nations, especially those who are in low financial status. As a result, applying to that modern method does not seem to be a worthy cause for them, thus they tend to retain using fossil fuel which is much more economical for their livelihood. In addition, some sources of renewable energy are not invariably available. Take wind energy as a telling example, as a matter of fact, people cannot consume wind everyday, especially in many months filled with scorching days and high temperature , let alone the strength of wind to generate power.

However, there is no denying that alternative sources of energy engender tremendous positive impacts on social life. Take, for example, by applying this greener substitute, people are able to drain a large amount of exhausted gas released into the environment as this kind of energy does not generate carbon dioxide as fossil fuel does, leading to higher quality of air which is conducive to the prevention of some diseases related to air pollution, including lung cancer. In addition, it is noticeable that those carbon-free energy sources, such as solar and wind energy, are infinitive, so that taking advantage of such energy may empower governments of many nations to develop a sustainable source of energy, ensuring adequate supply not only for its residents but also for many primary industries.

In conclusion, considering various influences that renewables have on humans , I believe that the upside of them is much more significant than the downside. However, the decision should also depend on their living conditions as well as their financial background.
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