Engineering and Construction
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Student’s Name Name of Professor Course Name and Number Date of Submission Sustainable Energy Resources vs. Climate Change 1. Introduction A sustainable community is attainable provided that there is a balance between the economy, the society and the environment.
As a common knowledge, the existing energy sources in the United States are vital to the economic development and progress. In fact, a significant increase on the demand for energy would mean the need to increase the energy supply coming from different sources of energy. In response to the increasing demand for energy resources, the United States government is spending approximately US$500 billion each year in the development of energy sources alone (“Energy Sources”). With the presence of sufficient energy supply, the local manufacturers will be able to produce consumer good items to meet the increasing local and international demand. For this reason, the U.S. Department of Energy has been relying over the use of different energy sources including: bioenergy, coal, electric power, fossil fuels, fusion, geothermal, hydrogen, hydropower, natural gas, nuclear, oil, solar and wind energy (“Shifting the world to 100 percent clean renewable energy as early as 2030”; “Energy Sources”). With regards to the different sources of energy, it will be argued that the use of renewable energy sources such as the biomass, solar, wind, hydropower, and geothermal energy is better than the use of fossil fuels. As part of going through the main discussion, the advantages and disadvantages of energies coming from the sun, wind, water, heat, and fossil fuels will be compared and contrast. 2. ...