The Pros And Cons Of Nonrenewable Energy

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Earth has a great capacity for regeneration. According to Mahatma Gandhi, “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed” implying that due to human’s greed people tend to make use of nonrenewable resources to attain the unlimited wants such as the unlimited consuming of electricity thus, generating more energy. Energy is used to conduct the process of production, the process of economic development which requires the use of higher levels of energy consumption (Douglas 2007). There are two types of energy resources: the renewable energy and the nonrenewable energy. Renewable energy is energy that is collected from renewable resources, which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat (Ellabon et al., 2014). And the nonrenewable energy resources are resources that are limited and take millions of years to develop. These include the fossil fuels, oil, natural gas, coal, and nuclear energy. Nonrenewable energy is energy produced by burning fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas. It is widely used because of its availability, cost effective, and convenient. They can also be stored, piped, or shipped anywhere in the world. However, the burning of fossil fuels can cause harmful effects to the environment. When coal and oil are burned, they release particles that can pollute the air, water, and land.…show more content…
Different countries that mostly used fossil fuels such as coal, petroleum, and natural gas are United States, and China (Khosla 2014), and United States has the most number of operated reactors of nuclear

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