The problem is our environment’s dying. It’s a big problem, and it is having significant effects on us. Our air is now thick with carbon dioxide and we’re taking in more dangerous gasses than we ought to. There’s a gaping hole in the ozone layer, and hence we’re absorbing more ultra violet light than is healthy. The environment, integral to our survival, is depleting at an exponential rate and we need to do something about it. We need to find alternatives to the sorts of fuels we are employing in the present age as these are of a polluting nature, and are causing us more harm than good. Thankfully, scientists are now bringing us new and innovative alternatives to the dangerous fossil fuels we use in our vehicles and our machines. The stage is now set for a shift to alternative, greener forms of energy.
To understand alternatives to fuel, we must look at the purposes fuels serve us. Fuels are chemically stable substances used to transport expendable energy. They produce waste, usually in the form of harmful gasses, and are becoming increasingly expensive due to diminishing fuel reserves. Because of this, a need has arisen for alternatives to fuels, and modern science has enabled us to use energy readily available in our natural environment. Not only are these alternatives more environmentally friendly, but also abundantly available in the world, hence the danger of the people becoming dependant on an unreliable resource does not exist.Most alternatives to fuel are also inexpensive and affordable for more people.
Although still in the development stages, alternatives to fuel are looking to be our perfect solution to the problem of the environment. Alternatives like solar energy, wherein energy from the sun is trapped and converted into electric energy which is used to power cars, lights, machines, and used instead of coal and diesel in heating appliances, or hydel power, where the force of running water is used to move turbines which generate electricity for domestic and industrial use are ‘clean’ forms of energy. Different from conventional fuels, these alternatives serve the same purpose as fuel, that of providing energy, but without the dangerous emissions. Wind power is another example of a greener form of energy, when the force of wind is used to generate electricity. Although this is less viable because it can only be used in countries which are on the coast, it is still a solution to the problem of environment degradation. Not only is this and the other alternatives mentioned cleaner, and more environmentally friendly, but they are more efficient as well as renewable and inexpensive.
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In my opinion, we must now collectively focus our energies towards developing and adapting alternatives to fuels in our daily lives. We must switch over to hybrid cars, and install solar panels in our homes, and encourage our governments to turn to newer and greener methods of energy production, so as to save our environment, save our earth and consequently save ourselves. It is our duty, and our prerogative to act now before it’s too late.