The Fossil Oil Energy Effects on the Environment
There are different sources of energy. The speech focuses on effects of fossil oil energy on the environment. It discusses the different types of renewable green energy, which is a better alternative to fossil oil energy.
Cornelis Van Kooten (2009) states that wind power is one of the best sources of the worlds renewable energies. Kootens research centers on the description of what makes wind power environmentally friendly.
The research includes differentiating the green power sources and examining the pollution caused by power resources. The wind power has many advantages over the fossil fuel power sources.
Wind energy is classified as green energy. Green energy saves the environment from hazards of pollution. Moreover, green is associated with the trees providing us with the oxygen, the food of the animals, etc.; it can be also viewed as a synonymous of life (Rowlands 2002).
Borowitz (1999) reiterates fossil oil energy is not green energy. Fossil oil produces the cars carbon monoxide fumes which pollute the earths atmosphere. This kind of energy creates health-damaging smog which covers the sky and makes it difficult to breathe for every living being, thus it destroys life.
Cornelis Van Kooten (2009) insists that renewable green energy derives from several sources. First, the sun heat generates renewable solar energy. The people can use solar panels to convert the suns energy to the homes electrical energy. Second, geothermal energy is another renewable energy, which is generated by the hot springs.
Another source of renewable geothermal energy is the volcanic heat exiting the earths soil. Third, Ethanol energy is another renewable energy as Alcohol generates Ethanol. Fourth, wind energy is one of the most popular renewable energy sources which works in the following way. Wind turbines convert wind energy to electrical energy.
In terms of fossil oil energy, Lovins (2012) insists that fossil oil generates unhealthy pollution. He also states (2012) fossil fuel energy sources are the remains of organics that over millions years, have undergone substantial physical changes induced by pressure and chemical changes caused by the action of bacteria (p. 134). Wind energy reduces the current air pollution increase in major cities of the United States.
Judith Cherni (2002) states the concentration of industrial manufacturing plants exhausts immensely contributes to the pollution of the atmosphere. The air pollution significantly derails the average persons health. Different air pollutant types exert different degrees of health damage to the people.
The degree or concentration of the pollutants has various effects on the average county resident. To reduce the current air pollution trends, the states air pollution policies must be effectively and deficiently revised and set into immediate motion.
Likewise, a research conducted by Cornelis Van Kooten (2009) shows that the earths wind energy supplies potential can effectively replace the worlds fossil oil needs. However, only one percent of the worlds electricity need is presently supplied by the green wind power. The fact is true even though there is almost fifty percent of yearly growth in the wind producing capabilities over the past twenty five years.
Almost 100 percent of the entire green wind energy had been firmly entrenched in the highly developed nations, including India and China. Further, Cornelis Van Kooten (2009) studied the available wind power that can fill thirty four percent of the global electricity demands when 2050 comes. The research indicated governments must determine the best procedures to reduce the hurdles of replacing the unfavorable fossil oil fuel with renewable energy.
The hurdles include technical, financial, economic, market, institutional, and other realistic obstacles. To overcome the hurdles, some nations have implemented several programs that include tax incentives, capital subsidies, feed-in tariffs, and grid access guarantees.
Aside form these programs, the climate change mitigation initiatives precipitating from the Kyoto Protocol made important milestones in promoting the environment-friendly advantages of setting up the green power using the wind. The Kyoto Protocol came up with an agreement according to which all the developed countries should reduce their CO2 gases.
In addition, Mir Hessamis (2006) research findings focus on implementing both solar and wind energy. Hessami indicates the purpose of the research was to make a blueprint of the advantages of filing the solar needs of society. Hessami (2006) supposes wind power supply system can supply the power needs of the rural residential building occupants.
The system includes the hot water service, space heating service, and other electricity and storage system power needs. The optimum green power design has been achieved by implementing a cost-benefit analysis for each alternative system. Furthermore, Charles Chemel (2011) insists the power generation sector remains to be the major contributor to the global air pollution.
Despite the 1990s agreement to reduce global fossil fuel emission levels, the fossil oils contribution to the pollution levels continues to rise as the population increases. The pollutants discharged by the fossil fuel-based power stations include sulfur dioxide (SO2), Nitrogen Oxides (N0x). Specifically, the power generation sector contributes an estimated 50 percent, 25 percent, and 10 percent of the United Kingdoms emissions of the SO2, NOx and other pollutants only in 2007.
These pollutants have hazardous effects on the human residents of the community, especially causing respiratory or breathing health issues. In addition, the pollutants continue to destroy the already environmentally damaged global environment. The Sulfur and nitrogen pollutants increase the acidity levels of the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
In terms of analysis, Charles Chemel (2011) clearly shows that changing the communitys power needs from wind fossil fuel to wind power is a major aim. Consequently, the community must allocate large sums of cash to purchase the wind power turbines. In addition, the society has to discard the communitys current fossil fuel power plants.
The experts should be hired to work in the field of wind power turbine technology. They will install the wind power turbines, then they will monitor, maintain, and fix the wind power turbines whenever the need arises.
William Schlesinger (2011) insists fossil oil generates greenhouse gases. Schlesinger (2011) states that atmospheric physicists show us that rising concentrations of certain greenhouse gases in Earths atmosphere should raise the temperature of the planet at rates, times, and places that are consistent with recent observations of ongoing climate change that is global warming.
The unfolding impacts of this climate change will affect human habitation, health, and economics, and the persistence of various species in natural ecosystems during the course of this century. The greenhouse gases prevent the escape of the suns damaging rays including the ultraviolet rays from escaping the earths atmosphere.