A crash course in changing the world.
People around the globe all use a huge amount of energy. Every year the worldwide need for electric energy is growing. Electricity is an integral part of our life and we have to do out best to conserve it in order to continue its use in the future, as well as to avoid more pollution and acid rain with raises various other health and environmental issues.So, to cater for the massive need we have of electricity long with the environmental issues; we developed reusable energy sources.
The United States uses a fourth of the world’s energy, yet the US only has less than 5% of the population of the wh*** world. The United States consumes almost a million dollars of energy each and every minute of every day! An average American uses 6 times more energy than the global average. The world's biggest source of energy is still coal. Only about 7.5% of the United States energy came from renewable power sources, in 1998, although 250 times for renewable power was available over their consumption.
So is it enough?
The world's biggest wind turbine is in Hawaii and it is 20 stories tall. Currently, Norway aims to build the world's biggest wind turbine at 533 feet tall. Enough sunlight hits the earth each minute to power the world for a year. In California, 1982, the first solar power plant opened. The energy from a single wind turbine could potentially power 300 homes. Electricity for 600,000 families within the U.S. can be produced by the current turbine power industries. Iceland is mounted directly above a massive volcanic system, which provides most of its homes with heat from geothermal energy.
Well apparently it is not enough because less than 10% of the world's energy is created by sistainable energy sources. So we need to do more.
Now for the cliched moment you have all been waiting for. Conserve your energy - help take the strain off the shoulders of unsustainable energy sources. Simple things you can do to help:
Wow. I feel green after writing this. I hope you do too.