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maintain a pretty constant temperature. This is great for the environment because it releases little or no emissions into the air. “The only major issue with alternative energy is its high price tag,” claims Dennis McQuinn from the Coalition for the Prevention of Global Warming. “Consumers have to pay much more for energy saving light bulbs, energy friendly appliances and other eco-friendly things. It’s no wonder that consumers rarely buy these products. They’re just too expensive for them, and it’s going to take a few years for production costs to go down.” A consumer survey taken in 2005 found that 70% of consumers who don’t buy ‘eco-friendly’ products realize that they are better for the environment, but don’t purchase them because of their higher price (McQuinn). The reason of the increased rates is the cost of the research that went into their improvement. Prices have already fallen, but will stay more expensive until there is more consumer interest. Works Cited McQuinn, Dennis. “Pioneering New Solutions.” Curbing Global Warming. 16 Nov 2006. Coalition for Prevention of Global Warming. 21 Dec 2006 <http://www.stopglobalwarming.org>. Roberts, Paul. “The United States Needs to Pursue Alternative Energy.” Energy Alternatives.
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