fossil fuels vs renewable energy

  • AlternativesPhoto of Plant Power: How Effective Are Biofuels?

    Plant Power: How Effective Are Biofuels?

    While there are certainly reasons for intrigue, there are also some cautionary signs that demonstrate biofuels may not be the next wave of the future.

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    Why Banks are Refusing to Fund Fossil Fuels

    With global trends experiencing a paradigm shift and transitioning to cleaner sources of energy, there is also greater accountability to be given to those engaging directly or indirectly in fossil fuel activities and business. The focus is now on financial institutions, indirectly contributing to environmental degradation and climate change by funding, financing, or loaning companies with stakes in fossil fuel…

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    How Fossil Fuels are Used to Generate Electricity 

    The world is constantly in need of electricity, as it drives human activities and keeps the world in motion. To cater to practically every need, every year we consume more than 24 PWh of electricity. That is 24,000,000,000,000,000 Wh/year (Longo, 2019). While 10.7 percent of this is comes from nuclear power, and 23.9 percent from renewable sources, fossil fuels are…

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    Top Five Countries with the Most Fossil Fuel Resources

    There has been a constant need for energy generation in order to enable adequate functioning of various aspects of human endeavor, and although there have been calls to explore cleaner alternatives as may be found in renewable sources of energy, one cannot underestimate the contributions of fossil fuels to global energy generation and consumption. Thus, despite the rapid growth of…

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  • CoalPhoto of The Impact of Fossil Fuels on the Environment

    The Impact of Fossil Fuels on the Environment

    One thing that will remain true about human nature is the quest for development; and in this quest, as is seen through the ages, man will utilize as much as possible, all resources, natural and non-natural, physical and abstract, lasting and ephemeral. One particular set of resources in light of this is fossil fuels; particularly useful in the production of…

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    Russia Goes Nuclear

    In December 2019, Russia put its first floating nuclear power plant online. The boat-based facility, called Akademik Lomonosov, is in the North Pacific Ocean off the Chukotka tundra. It’s a relatively barren area, with roughly 50,000 residents within the whole state. The build replaces the outdated Bilibino nuclear power plant, which was built in 1974.  It has two KLT-40S nuclear…

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  • AlternativesPhoto of Wind Power and Fossil Fuels

    Wind Power and Fossil Fuels

    You may have seen the massive wind turbines driving on rural highways or images of these energy behemoths constructed in the ocean. Utilizing the wind’s kinetic energy, blades collect air and lift causing them to turn a drive shaft. This rotator is when electricity is generated. However, wind farmer operators must consider where is the best place to harvest this…

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    Cutting Ties: These Are The Organizations That Divested From Fossil Fuels

    Fossil fuels, including petroleum, coal, and gas, account for close to one hundred percent of daily energy use all around the world. Although we use these resources for almost everything we do, the harmful emissions they release into the air contribute substantially to global warming and climate change.  For this reason, vast amounts of people have chosen to take a…

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  • AlternativesPhoto of Solar Power and Fossil Fuels

    Solar Power and Fossil Fuels

    Those who criticize the use of fossil fuels because of the damage done to the environment often applaud renewable energy for its little-to-no emissions and pollutants. Though the amount of radiation to hit the Earth’s surface per hour is more than the total energy consumed per year, solar power is not as popular as water, wind, or biofuels as an…

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    Oil, Gas, and the Paris Agreement

    How does the Paris Agreement change the fossil fuel industry?

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