Why We Should Act Before Fossil Fuels Run Out Completely
Almost all of the energy we use consists fossil fuels, such as coal, oil, and natural gas. Once we reach the end of these fossil fuels, that will be it. There will be no more. We’re so used to using them, and have been doing so for so many years, that it’s tough to comprehend that we are, in fact, running out. They’ve been very popular primarily because of how easy they are to store and how seemingly cheap they’ve been, up to now. Our ability to easily transfer them from one location to another is another thing.
Natural, renewable resources would apparently be a better alternative, but they come with their own problems. The concept behind utilizing natural renewable resources, is that they are not going to run out. That way, however much we consume, there will be plenty of benefits, and the earth won’t be destroyed. By allowing this to take place with the use of new fuel sources, the future generations will have a chance to live better than this one. In order for this to take place, we need products that can use the energy from these sources of fuel. It’s just coincidence that we rely on petrol to operate our vehicles; it just happened to be the most effective fuel available at the time, and we’ve never changed.
To make this happen, car manufacturers will demand all types of research and technological advancements before they move. Each discovery and invention offers a new and better opportunity for change to something better than what we have right now. Everyone agrees that renewable, natural fuel sources are a whole lot less damaging to our environment. We’ve been destroying our planet for too many years now, what with our reliance on gasoline, coal and other fossil fuels. A change to natural, renewable energy sources would not only reduce our dependence on non-renewable resources, but also result in cleaner, healthier air for us to breathe.
Naturally, there are the naysayers, who claim every new approach to this problem is impractical or too pricy. The energy can’t always be gathered from the sun, because the sun doesn’t always shine. There are numerous places where the sun is blocked by the clouds for days on end. This is true. When it’s cloudy we are limited as to how much energy we can get from the sun. The same issues can be said about using water, or the wind. Yes, the wind varies every day, even moment to moment, but why does that fact completely exclude it from consideration as a great energy source?
Yes, there might be times when the power received is not adequate; in those times, fossil fuels can be utilized as backups. This kind of approach to our energy needs offers assurance that we won’t run out. This is a whole lot better than simply sitting back and waiting for our energy supply to be consumed.