When you say alternate energy, I think of renewable energy and so here are the points of alternate energy.
- They are renewable, you won't run out of them but some needs to be sustain like biomass. If we use too much the it will be non-renewable. Unlike fossil fuel, coal, oil, we won't run out of solar, wind, tide, geothermal, wave .etc
- You don't produce solid waste or contribute to global warming. Plus, you reduce the carbon emission, and contribute zero to greenhouse effect. You won't have to worry about the rubbish beside your house because they won't be much and you can even use those rubbish.
- Less war. Well, better national security. We already see the amount of conflicts and disaster we get with oil, and coal trading. So, alternate energy, you can get it locally. Benefits of it being local is you reduce transportation cost, and you make the government happy because they don't have to spend so much money on buying foreign energy.
- Cheaper. Maybe the first few decades won't be easy but after some time, our market will be stable and we won't have to worry about a sudden crisis of prices going up.
Alternative energy is certainly the future ahead for us because whether you like it or not, we are running out of fossil fuel and probably can supply for a few more decades.