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The Green Initiative

Fossil fuels are organic material such as coal, petroleum, and natural gas. They have been the most used energy source since the industrial boom in the early eighteenth century. For the past two centuries, fossil fuels have dominated the energy business, providing for nearly all of the worlds energy; however, they are a limited resource that can cause irreversible harm to the environment. The Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] states that fossil fuels were “responsible for 79 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in 2010”. Greenhouse gases are gases that get trapped in the Earth’s atmosphere and surround the sun as well as greatly heating up the planet. These gases lead to global warming, which results in possible catastrophic changes to the earth’s climate. (Carbon Dioxide Emissions).We are all in danger from fossil fuels, they are not only dangerous to the planet, but they are also non renewable; they can only accumulate after millions of years of lying in the earth’s crust. The increasing problems are leading to nations searching for a positive alternatives. Through this searching, scientist have discovered a powerhouse of renewable energy that is safe and has almost limitless potential: the sun. In the future, solar energy could be a widely used resource and could possibly get the globe onto a path with cleaner energy. Some scientists see solar technology as being a new hope, as this “clean energy resource represents a viable alternative to the fossil fuels that currently pollute our air and water, [and] threaten our public health,” (How Solar Electricity Systems Works).

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