Greenhouse Emissions "The EPA…DECLARED That Carbon Dioxide Essay

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Greenhouse Emissions

"The EPA…declared that carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases sent off by cars and many industrialized plants "endanger public health and welfare," setting the stage for regulating them under federal clean air laws," (Writer, 2009). An EPA analysis confirmed that emissions of greenhouse gases are a serious problem. Science points to man-made pollution as a cause of global warming and emissions contribute to climate change.

Renewable energy comes from natural resources like sun, rain, wind, tides, and geothermal heat that renew themselves (Renewable Energy Cost). Solar power is expensive, requires regular maintenance, may work for 25-30 years, if properly maintained, and can be harmful, depending on the geographic location. It works depending on the geographic location and the light of the sun. Wind energy is less expensive than solar, can lessen electric bills by 50-90%, and don't require much maintenance. There would be problems when there is no wind. Micro hydro, small scale hydroelectric powers do not harm the environment and requires 2 gallons of water per minute to operate.
Using hydroelectric powers is the same thing as trading one resource for another because of the huge amount of water it would take to operate these systems. The large scale hydroelectric powers harm the environmental systems. Geothermal is maintenance free, lasts 25-50 years, is built underground and works on heat underground.

A World Energy Authority would need substantial funding to be on a global basis. Underdeveloped countries probably would not have the means of funding renewable energy because of it being expensive. The belief systems of the different cultures would also be a major deficit to the idea, more especially combined with the poverty levels in some countries. Renewable energy may be an alternative solution to an extent, but there is a question to whether it is really cost effective to the extent of saving money and environment. Some geographic locations do not get the right amount of sunlight, wind, and inlands do not have the advantage of the….....

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