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Alternative Energy and Taking Action

 

If you are an American citizen, you may have the right to some energy options and giving your opinion in the matter. Your opinion does not mean anything if you don't voice your feelings and take some action. You'll discover that there are several supporting alternative energies that can make a difference.  There are steps that you'll need to execute to get involved with alternative energy endorsements and you may find that you’re going to have to voice your opinion all over of the country. You'll need to show your support by helping to clean up your environment and by setting a good example with your children and the community by cherishing the environment. 

 

You'll want to make sure that you support the alternative energies by desiring to use it and campaigning to get it available to you. The easiest way to endorse alternative energy is to use it. Although this is not possible on large scales for everyone, alternative energy can begin in the home. What good is it to be vocally against the use of oil if you use gallons of it everyday without giving it a second thought? Additionally, when it comes to new construction,  you'll want to make a point to think green.   If you can't run your home purely on alternative energy, consider utilizing alternative energy for part of your energy supply. Small home kits are available to produce solar, water, and wind power for some of your home’s appliances.

 

You might also want to think about just using less energy. For starters,  you can use the sun to dry your clothing in the summer. Take advantage of light from the sun and do work and reading outside instead of having the lights in your home turned on all day. You might also want to replace any bad windows that are not sealed. Find extra ways to use insulation and window treatments in your home to save on energy costs.

 

You'll need to get information about alternative energy sources so that you will be able to make good decisions.. To do this, you can  research the subjects online. The US federal government’s Department of Energy will give you much of the knowledge that  you are looking for.. Take advantage of their  website or the literature they publish. You can also subscribe to energy magazines to stay up-to-date on the latest news and events in the alternative energy world.

 

Join some of the local organizations that support the alternative fuels. There are  community groups that are involved  because of their desire for alternative fuels. You'll want to get involved so that there is a solid plan for the future.

 

 

Here are Some Alternative Energy Solutions

 

 

Hydrogen Energy

 

Hydrogen is abundant on earth and is found when combined with other elements that will help form chemical compounds like water or H2O. By using the power of hydrogen you will be able to form energy that can be renewable and also healthy for everyone and the Earth.  You'll find that this technology is something that NASA has been using for years, but has also researched for the benefit of everyday life.  An engine that uses hydrogen produces almost no pollution,  and a beneficial byproduct is water.  For instance, in the space shuttle the byproduct of burning hydrogen to power lift-off is purified water, which the astronauts then can drink. Therefore, using hydrogen power is not only clean, but also useful.

 

Power Tidal Energy

 

Did you know that tides could be a large source of energy to provide energy to some of the world’s largest countries? By building barrages and dams across some  rivers, the tide will be allowed to ebb and flow. As the water proceeds through the relatively small pipes, the power of the movement pushes turbines, which run huge electrical generators. However, this process will end up changing the ecosystem greatly because it will create dams of water.  Animals like certain birds, fish, and other species could end up becoming extinct for miles and miles. However, barrages could also help protect the shoreline from floods and storms. They also do not pollute the environment with chemicals or greenhouse gasses the way fossil fuels do.

 

Sea Waters Produce Thermal Energy Conversion

 

The basis of this idea is to use a large water intake pipe to pull very cold ocean water from a mile or more below the surface to the top of the ocean. Warm surface water is used to make a liquid with a low boiling point turn into steam, which expands to turn a generator. Then, the very cold seawater is pumped through, turning the vapor back into liquid so the process can happen all over again. The water is then returned to the sea and  the process itself is easy.

 

 

Sunbeams as Alternative Energy

 

Solar has got be the most talked about concept of alternative energy. It is a concept that uses panels to collect heat from the sun and then it is converted into energy to help give you energy for your home, car, business, and even the future.  You can now buy solar panels to help heat your home. New and more efficient products are being developed every day to help you and the world do this.

 

Wind Power as a Viable Solution to Meeting Alternative Energy Needs

 

The cost of wind turbine energy is zero, and the cost of installing and hooking up a turbine is steadily coming down. More commercial success is realized by various companies producing the turbines and researching technologies to make them even more efficient.  In nearly thirty states at the time of this writing, homeowners who remain on the grid but who still choose to use wind energy (or other alternative forms) are eligible for rebates or tax breaks from the state governments.  Additionally, there are 35 states at the time of this writing where these homeowners are allowed to sell their excess energy back to the power company under what are called “net metering laws”. These homeowners are actually profiting from their own energy production.

 

A Free Energy Alternative?

 

There has been much debate about what is often called “free” energy—energy that can supposedly, with the right technology, be drawn straight out of the atmosphere, and in very abundant supply. The debates are about whether the stuff actually exists or not, what it would actually cost were it to be harnessed.

 

When one hears the phrase “free energy device”, one might be hearing about one of several different concepts. for example, a device which collects energy at absolutely no cost is the legendary perpetual motion machine. Needless to say, a perpetual motion machine—a machine which drives itself, forever, once turned on, therefore needing no energy input ever again and never running out of energy is currently not possible. However, it is not so simple to say that a new technology for harnessing the energy “floating” in the atmosphere is impossible. New technologies replace old ones all the time with abilities that had just been “impossible”. Harnessing the power of the atom for providing huge amounts of energy was “impossible” until the 1940s.

 

The biggest claim of the proponents of “free” energy is that enormous amounts of energy can be drawn from the Zero Point Field. This is a quantum mechanical state of matter for a defined system which is attained when the system is at the lowest possible energy state that it can be in. This is called the “ground state” of the system. Zero Point Energy (ZPE) is sometimes referred to as “residual” energy. It is of interest because it is known that this energy can be manipulated, and therefore there is the possibility to control  this energy, and possibly inertia and gravity.

 

Biofuels as Alternative Sources of Energy

 

Biofuels are produced by converting organic matter into fuel for powering our society. The biofuels umbrella includes under its auspices ethanol and derivatives of plants such as sugar cane, as well as soy, vegetable, and corn oils. However, not all ethanol products are designed to be used as a kind of gasoline. The International Energy Agency (IEA) tells us that ethanol could comprise up to 10 percent of the world's usable gasoline by 2025, and up to 30 percent by 2050. Today, the percentage figure is two percent.

 

Biofuels,  refined hydroelectric technology, natural gas, hydrogen fuel cells, the further building of atomic energy plants, the continued development of solar energy photovoltaic cells, more research into wind-harnessed power—all of these are viable energy sources that can act as alternatives to the mammoth amounts of oil and coal that we presently are so dependent on for our

 current lifestyles. The energy of the future is green.  

 

                                                                                                                                                               (Contributed by Mr. Turniphead )

 

 

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