What are the alternative energy resources an alternative to?
Alternative energy resources such as solar power, wind power, etc, are an alternative to using fossil fuels, such as coal, oil and natural gas. The benefits of using alternative energy are immense, the impact of using coal, oil and natural gas on global warming and the environment are devastating. Additionally, by using alternative energy resources we are saving the natural resources for future generations. (my hubby is a solar manager, and we are proud to be a part of this growing market that has helped create jobs during the tough economic times and keeps big companies like PG&E from making ALL of the money from consumers, basically having a monopoly on who we receive our energy from. Solar power can actually be converted and sold back to energy companies) :)
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If you have water and you've never used it as a resource before then yes it is a alternative resource. eg. if your thinking of building a hydro-electric dam then water is an alternative energy resource to what ever you were using before.
Alternative energy usually means any energy source other than fossil fuels. That includes solar energy, wind power, and geothermal energy.
An alternative resource, just as the term implies is a source of something which is different from the most common source. For example the most common source of automotive fuel is fossil fuels pumped from the ground, however it is possible to make automotive fuel from corn oil or from sugar. Thes…e would be alternative resources. These will help people in the future! ( Full Answer )
What are the advantages and disadvantages of using nuclear power as an alternative to renewable energy resources?
Renewable power, that is wind, solar,tidal,wave, biomass, geothermal, hydro, is never likely to be able to make up the 20 percent of electricity generated at present in the US by nuclear. So if nuclear is not used, additional fossil fuel probably coal would have to be used. Which is preferable? Th…ere are other questions in the answered list on the general advantages and disadvantages of nuclear fission power ( Full Answer )
a source that differs from the most commonly used resource. An example of an alternative fuel is corn oil or sugars, which would replace fossil fuels.
Alternative energy is any energy source that is an alternative tofossil fuel. These alternatives are intended to address concernsabout such fossil fuels.
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geothermal energy. hydro electric energy. solar power energy. wave / tidal energy. Biomass. Wind tubine energy. (Temperature). (force). geothermal energy. hydro electric energy. solar power energy. wave / tidal energy. Biomass. Wind tubine energy. (Temperature). (force)
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an alternative resource has energy from the sun the congregates or meats the moon to make night.
They should start to look at alternative energy because it is good to the communities and saves energy.
It is easy to find alternate energy resources. We have found most of them already: . solar power . wind power . tidal power . river power . ocean wave power . geothermal power . ocean thermal power . biofuel . biomass . It is difficult to harness them because we have only started worry…ing about them recently. Governments generally haven't put money into research, because coal is cheap and plentiful. But coal is very polluting especially giving off carbon dioxide which is contributing to global warming. ( Full Answer )
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It is a source of energy that is used instead of modern fossil fuels. Some examples are wind energy or nuclear energy.
\n. The ongoing discussion about energy is one that can be polarizing. So, just what is the advantage of alternative energy over fossil fuels? \n. While researching your options for your electricity needs, you will learn that an advantage of alternative energy is that once you purchased the equipm…ent, you will no longer have a need to purchase electricity from a provider. This can be a life-changing event. With alternative energy, you can now supply your own home with all of the power necessary for your needs without the worry of power outages and other problems with providers. \n. In fact, you could even tap into their network of power lines and sell the excess electricity that your home will not need back to the power plant. They have to buy it from you. An advantage of alternative energy is that it is clean, meaning it does not produce the harmful pollutants that burning fossil fuels do. This makes the power plant want to buy this electricity from you to help them reduce the amount of pollutants that they release into the air. \n. After you have a good idea of how much your electric need will be, have the power company install a meter to measure how much electricity you generate for them. You will love to see the meter reader coming to see how much they are going to pay you, instead of it being the other way around inmost cases. The amount of money you will earn will be the difference between how much alternative energy you can produce, with the equipment that you have installed, and the amount that you consume. \n. Another advantage of alternative energy is that we are finding ways to use it in our vehicles. This will reduce the amount of oil that we will have to buy from other countries. Also it will cut down on the amount of pollutants released into the air. \n. The technologies that are being discovered for using alternative energy are changing the way we look at burning fossil fuels. The advantage of alternative energy over fossil fuels is that it can easily be replenished from the wind, the sun, or from water power. Fossil fuels are in limited supply and once we have used them all up, we wonât be able to get anymore. Once we have mined all of the coal that the Earth holds, we will not be able to quickly reproduce more. \n. With the population growing and the consumption rate of fossil fuels rising at an alarming rate, the need for alternative energy sources becomes more and more evident. Studies are currently underway for new ways to utilize this technology. . ( Full Answer )
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the alternative sources are the solar energy wind energy energy sources we obtained from the organic wastes
Alternative resource is the new renewable or inexhaustable energy source;includes solar energy, wind, and geothermal energy.
energy derived from sources that do not use up natural resources or harm the environment
well it is To ensure that safe energy resources will be availablefar into the future, and that the future is not low on energy.
The main reason to use alternative resources for energy is becausethe energy being used now will not last forever. It will at somepoint run out if alternative resources are not found. Anotherreason is to save money.
It is because it stays as long as the sun shines. We can use it as wind turbines, windmills, wind pumps, wind farms, and wind panels!( the wind panel was recently created)
Implies that is is able to act the same as the resource that is otherwise used. Such as bio-diesel instead of diesel, artificial wood over natural or solar energy over... Well that last one doesn't actually work as the resource is electricity and solar is just one of many ways of getting that …resource. However Solar is a good alternative energy to most others. ( Full Answer )
Alternative (or renewable) energy gets its energy from the sun inevery case except geothermal, where the heat comes from deep underthe earth.
The alternative resources of energy are solar panels, wind farms, hydroelectricity, and, I believe, geothermal energy.
Pushing the use of Hydro . Start building Nuclear again . Get people involved with home size power systems . Eliminate the grid for power distribution through single homealternatives
It is widely used now in the world, but you could consider it an alternative to coal
A second answer, perfectly proper, to a question. "is light a wave?". Well, "yes". But also, "yes and no". It implies that the question needs refining.
geothermal energy, which uses hot water or steam from theearth's core, . wind turbines, which transfer the kinetic energy in the windinto electrical energy, . solar panels, which change the light energy of the sun intoelectrical energy, . methane plants, which use the methane generated by decompo…singtrash to heat homes and busineses, . nuclear fission and later fusion plants which use uranium toheat water and create electricity, and last but not least, . hydroelectric dams and powerplants that use running water toturn turbines and generate electricity. A: . Wind Energy . Hydro Energy . Geothermal Energy . Solar Energy . Nuclear Energy A: There really aren't any practical ones right now.Solar power is only available in daylight, in good weather, and hassome environmental problems; they fry birds in flight, and blindpilots. Wind power is even harder on the bird population, and iseven less reliable than solar. Large wind turbines tend to falldown with monotonous regularity. Nuclear fission works well, untilyou have a giant earthquake and a tsunami that washes away thebackup generators.... Hydrogen fusion power is about 20 years away, and has BEEN "20years away" for about 40 years now. Space-based solar power satellites will probably work, except rightnow we have no spacecraft, and we're angry with the Russians whoare the only people who have any. "Electric" cars are actuallycoal-powered, because a big percentage of the US's electrical poweris coal. It's all well and good to talk about rooftop solar panels andbackyard windmills, but you can't run an industrial civilizationthat includes steel mills and aluminum smelters on rooftop solarpanels. ( Full Answer )
"Falling water" starts with getting water to a place that it can fall from. This is accomplished by evaporation (inputting solar energy), transportation of the water vapour (using wind caused by solar energy), condensation to form precipitation (heat energy removal), and he downward flow of the wate…r (gravitational energy). ( Full Answer )
Yes, because they are an alternative to the traditional forms of energy resources, which are burning coal, oil and natural gas.
Because gas and fuel burning creates pollution and are rapidly running out. a recent private survey said that in 30 years there will not be any fuel like gas or kerosene or diesel left.
Ethanol is obtained from vegetation, usually the residue of crops like sugar cane, which have traditionally been burnt in the fields. Ethanol and other biofuels and biomass are viable as part of a mix of renewable energy resources, for example, solar, hydro, wind, tidal and geothermal. Ethanol could… not replace fossil fuels on its own without destroying forests and taking over land presently used for food crops. ( Full Answer )
The alternative to solar is wind, hydroelectric. And the obvious fossil fuels. You see today we use fossil fuels instead of solar is because you can't make money off of solar energy because the sun is free.
Water has been used for an energy source with machines/inventions such as the water wheel which spins in a 360 degree motion to pull water upwards in a pocket to hold the water and falls down the other side and it works because the water has enough weight to keep on pushing it. This invention is use…d to create electricity which is also another source. ( Full Answer )
Not sure what your asking, but alternative energy sources would be hydroelectricity, solar energy, bio fuels, wind, and geothermal.
In some cases, or even in most, alternative energy is expensive to produce. Energy such as coal or gas, which can be found in the earth are far less expensive to obtain. Solar heating panels can heat your whole home but few can afford the $5-6000 it would cost.
Geothermal energy is a renewable source of energy because it can be re-used, unlike fossil fuels. Geo- means earth, and -thermal means heat. A power plant will use the heat energy found deep in the earth to create electricity. Since the thermal energy of the earth will never go away, geothermal ener…gy is a renewable source. ( Full Answer )
One that doesn't work cheaply or well enough to be a prime energy source. No, that's not the answer your teacher is looking for... this is approved "green" answer what they want from you: Alternative energy sources are those which are renewable, not based on the consumption of a fixed resource… like coal, uranium, or petroleum. Alternatives are clean and safe, with low environmental impact, unlike dirty coal and dangerous nuclear power. But don't tell your teacher that wind turbines kill birds and bats by the ton, that tidal power destroys fish, that geothermal power creates earthquakes, or that most solar panels have dangerous heavy metals in them. That's not the indoctrination they are after. ( Full Answer )
It is an alternative resource because it helps the earth, plants, people, and animals live and breathe, the sun can never burn out, and the sun always provides light, heat and other items that we need.
Because it's one of the fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas) which release carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas.
What alternative energy resource can be captured by the sails of ships and originates from solar energy?
That would be wind! Wind is a renewable energy source (it cangenerate electricity). Wind also has its origins in solar energy.
world is facing energy crisis. and we are depending on few of many available energy resources that are expensive and are not environment friendly. on the other side energy demand is increasing day by day. so we use alternative sources of energy especially environment friendly sources( solar, wind. e…tc) ( Full Answer )
Although high gasoline and diesel fuel prices have certainly slowed the US's economic growth and are partly responsible for higher prices across a broad range of goods, particularly food, there is no current energy crisis, at least not in the USA. However, there will be another petroleum-based fue…l crisis and our first ever electricity crisis if our lawmakers and our president go too far in continuing the forced closing of coal-fired electric stations and regulating carbon dioxide before they allow prominent scientists and engineers, respected and honest lawmakers, and the most persuasive policy makers to: 1) Educate the populace that nuclear electric power stations are safe and reliable sources of electricity that are free of carbon dioxide emissions, and that they produce thousands of times less waste volume compared to coal-fired plants. 2) Educate US residents about the monumental fraud that is ethanol and other biofuels. 3) Teach the public that energy is always conserved, i.e. you can't get something from nothing. 4) Ensure that as many residents as possible learn what constitutes economically viable and environmentally friendly alternative energy sources. 5) Work with the People, Congress and the President to eliminate all subsidies for wind and solar power generation and for the production of ethanol and all other biofuels. And 6) Use a small fraction of the dollars wasted on subsidies to perform items 1) through 5). There are two fundamental problems with every large-scale, alternative energy source operation. First, they are not economically viable, otherwise private companies would have been using them for decades, and no private or incorporated enterprise would be building or performing large-scale, alternative energy operations such as wind farms, large centralized solar electric power stations, or converting food into vehicle fuels today if it were not for huge government subsidization of them. Second, they are not environmentally friendly. Or both problems listed are in play. To be clear, nuclear and hydroelectric power production are primary sources of energy, not alternative energy sources, and it is conceded that operating them, and especially coal-fired electric stations, have their share of environmental unfriendliness. For at least a decade there have been discussions about generating electricity from tidal power. A number of devices have been produced and are producing small amounts of electricity today. Wind farms are springing up continually around the world, but mostly in certain areas of the US and Europe. In Spain, specifically from Sevilla to near CÃ¡diz, I saw thousands of windmills. In certain parts of Germany, one can stand off the highway and see windmills all the way to the horizon. I live roughly 50 miles from the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area, and every time I travel on I-84W or Washington 14W toward Portland, which occurs about every four to six months, there are more and more windmills in the way of otherwise beautiful scenery. Hydrogen seems to always come up whenever there is a discussion of alternative energy, however where do the people who want it think it's going to come from? Many hydrogen proponents believe that it comes out of the ground in certain places like natural gas does. Of course they are incorrect. Being able to substitute gasoline and diesel with electricity or biofuels, including methanol, is another major "green" topic among the ignorant. I think most people would agree that solar power is the number one alternative energy source. It is true that more and more of our energy needs must increasingly come from sources other than petroleum and coal. We are capable of beginning this process today, not like we have been doing, but using sources of alternative energy that are economically viable and environmentally friendly. The good news is that there are easily retrievable sources of alternative energy today that are either inexhaustible or practically so, and these sources of energy are economically viable and environmentally friendly. I remember the 1973 and 1979 oil crises very well, and it is a fact that eventually petroleum will become extremely scarce. The day that happens keeps getting pushed out further into the future as new oil fields are discovered and improved and new methods are devised to extract more oil and natural gas from a particular field. These methods work well enough that large numbers of previously capped oil wells are now back in production. Oil prices are high enough that extracting crude oil from oil sands and oil shale are economically viable. And not only is more oil being produced, the domestic production of natural gas has grown dramatically thanks to more effective fracturing of shale, where much of the natural gas resides. The point is that we should not put off implementing and using the right alternative energy sources now because we are not facing an impending crisis. So far, the current, large-scale alternative energy sources have only been lambasted, but I'm not one who just complains about something. What are the specific, primary problems with the alternative energy frauds being propagated today and what can be done now to largely wean the US off of petroleum and coal? I. ELECTRICITY PRODUCTION A. Current Alternative Solutions 1) Wind power; 2) Solar power; 3) "Clean Coal" B. Problems with Alternative Solutions 1) Wind power a. not economically viable - will always require huge government subsidies; b. only works within a narrow range of wind speeds; c. limited power output - power produced is independent of wind speed; d. not environmentally friendly - lethal to countless birds including endangered birds of prey and others; e. complicates operation of traditional, "always on" power stations; f. eyesore on the landscape; g. very high maintenance costs per kWÂ·hrs produced; h. noise pollution 2) Solar power - Centralized solar power stations a. not economically viable - will always require huge government subsidies; b. no power production at night and significantly decreased power production when cloudy; d. poor efficiency - ( Full Answer )
No. Alternative refers to resources that are not fossil fuels (theexisting energy resources). Renewable energies like solar, wind and hydro are known asalternative sources of energy.
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There is a current global need for clean and renewable energysources. Fossil fuels are non-renewable and require finiteresources, which are dwindling because of high cost andenvironmentally damaging retrieval techniques. So, the need forcheap and obtainable resources is greatly needed. An efficient …andmore feasible alternative option is solar energy. Solar energy is a more practical type of energy due to itsplentiful availability; it is derived directly from the sun. In2010, renewable energy only provided 8 percent of the total energyconsumption in the United States. Many people probably wonder: if renewable energy is so beneficial,why don't we consume more of it? The answer to the question is thatmany of the renewable energy sources are more expensive and moredifficult to retrieve. Thus, because of these limitations, theconsumption of fossil fuels has grown to an exorbitant rate. Although there has been an increased effort to incorporate solarpower, these efforts have not alternated its use by a great amount;less than 1 percent of the electricity in the United States issupplied by solar power. In the United States, California utilizesthe most solar power. After it was denied funding by the federal government, a solarcompany, eceived private funding from Bank of America MerrillLynch. This project will ultimately provide solar electric panelson roofs for over 120,000 military housing units and spans over thenext five years. The bank has agreed to lend up to $350 million forthe implementation of the project. The new undertaking is a hugeleap for the solar industry. ( Full Answer )