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Dr. Nate Jackson English 316 instructor Brigham Young University Provo, Utah 84602 Dear Dr. Jackson: Enclosed is my research paper “Sustainable Development: The Myth of Renewable Energy and the Importance of Power Conservation.” Because of the problems of the pollution and the scarcity of natural resources, I was determined to find proactive ways to solve these difficulties we as human beings are now facing. The research is aimed to assist audience who cares about the environment to act in a more eco-friendly manner. In order to find solutions, I went over a great variety of journal articles, online resources, and books to view the problem through different perspectives. I found that there were already many innovative methods which have been tried previously; however, due to the limited technology, most methods still need great improvement to be put in to real use. The paper provides a brief report on the environmental damages that caused by conventional fossil fuel power plants and solutions that are most suitable for the current phase. It also discusses the drawbacks of several well-known renewable power sources to clarify some misunderstanding. The main purpose of the research is to show the shortcomings of many alternative energy sources and to bring about the awareness of the importance of energy conservation. Although it is undeniable that the development of new energy supplies is crucial to human survival in the future, the significance of power conservation deserves no less attention. In fact, after putting all factors into consideration, the most effective way achieving sustainability is to preserve. The paper also outlines several practical ways which have been done to eliminate pollution and save energy effectively. If you have any questions or comments regarding the research paper, please feel free to contact me. Thank you so much for all your insights and advices. Your assistance has been a great help for completing this research. Sincerely, Ethan Chen Renewable Energy Resources .................................................................................................. 9 Solar Energy 10 Wind Energy. ........................................................................................................................ 11 Hydroelectric Energy 12
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Chen Biomass Energy 13 Practical Approaches of Sustainability 14 Communication Technology 14 Sustainable Construction 15 Transportation 17 Conclusion 18 Bibliography ................................................................................................................................. 19
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Chen Abstract Human beings have been dominating the earth for a long time and our influence over the environment has been growing significantly. We drive food and water from Mather Nature to sustain life. We also extract energy and materials which make life more comfortable. Today, energy plays a crucial role on human existence. Almost all human activities require energy supplies to certain degree. However, as the civilization continues to expend, we found that
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2011 for the course ENGL 316 taught by Professor Liacarterhadley during the Winter '10 term at BYU.

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