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Unformatted text preview: I. Introduction Why should we conserve energy? The answer to this question is obvious. The production of energy produces harmful pollutants for our atmosphere. Energy production causes harmful pollutants such as carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, and fossil fuel. This is no surprise that these pollutants are some of the factors to acid rain, and global warming. Then there is the factor of cost. II. Renewable vs. Nonrenewable According to southmoor (n.d), “Sun, wind, water and geothermal energy have been around since the Earth was formed and are renewable (self-sustaining) energy sources. However they can be difficult and often expensive to harness and large amounts are needed to produce only small amounts of electrical or fuel energy. Oil, natural gas and coal are efficient energy sources because with small amounts we can produce relatively large amounts of electrical or fuel energy. However they are non- renewable energy sources, which once used up, can't be replaced. Pollution is also created renewable energy sources, which once used up, can't be replaced....
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2010 for the course AXIA SCI275 taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '10