Why you should use green energy

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  1. Uva profile image64
    Uvaposted 14 years ago

    1. I agree with suggestion - this is a hub not a question.

    2. I think most of the energy we "use" could be conserved- so rather then USE green energy, we need to design or plan our energy consumption to eliminate as much energy used as is physically possible. Then after we have used passive energy directly, make up the difference with green energy - renewable energy sources. Examples: a passive solar home. Bicycles with grocery baskets and urban planing to include safe bike / walking paths to the market areas. etc..

    Corn ethanol isn't a sustainable solution, not at our current rate of fuel consumption / average commute etc...

    1. pylos26 profile image69
      pylos26posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Because red, white and blue are fading?

    2. MikeNV profile image67
      MikeNVposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Green Energy is a marketing term.

      Energy can neither be created or destroyed if you believe in Physics.  All energy comes from the earth, the sun, the universe.

      The real issue is pollution.  What are the trade offs to use energy that may be less efficient to produce and use, but places less pollution into the environment.

      We need to learn how to tap into energy that creates the least amount of impact on our planet.

      1. William R. Wilson profile image60
        William R. Wilsonposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Agreed - green energy is better than fossil fuels but it will not fix our problems or create enough energy to fuel our present way of life.  It's the next big speculative bubble and it's being sold to us as an easy way out of the looming environmental apocalypse we've created for ourselves.

        We need to develop less polluting alternatives, yes, but we also need to find ways to conserve and use less energy.

    3. cheaptrick profile image73
      cheaptrickposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Ethanol can be made from Hemp which will grow anywhere without cultivation.Just scatter the seeds and come back three months latter.

      Fields and Fields of Lovely HEMP!

    4. profile image0
      Brenda Durhamposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      How 'bout reducing speed limits and takin' away Congress's jets?

      Let's see...what else?...

  2. goldenpath profile image66
    goldenpathposted 14 years ago

    It "sounds" good.  However, many proposed ideas would impede on personal liberties.  Perhaps someone does not want or cannot ride a bike with a grocery basket.  Perhaps someones medical condition requires more wattage to a home for in-home dialysis reasons.  Conservation is good and should be strongly encouraged.  However, there is a limit to mandating energy use.  I do not support the idea of global warming but it is good to keep investigating and investing in alternative energy research.

    1. a1servpro profile image60
      a1servproposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      This is why we should use green energy...
      To reduce or eliminate the homeowners or businesses electric bill
      Green energy sources are being discovered by the Tree Hugger crowd and many of them are looking toward building it into energy efficient and environmently friendly for your home or business.

      What is all this "green" stuff? The reason for the green name is this type of energy contributes nothing or very little toward global warming, if such a thing even exists, and none toward polluting the environment.

      Green energy sources are found in the sun and wind. This energy is converted into usable electrical power through the use of solar panels and windmills and passive heating for space or water heating.

      The sun is by far the most popular source of energy. The energy captured from the sun has many options.

      It can be used for converting the sun's energy into electrical energy. Harnessing the suns energy using solar panels containing photovoltaic cells converts sun energy into electrical power for use in the green home or business.

      •Passive energy can be used to heat water for domestic hot water use in the kitchen, bathroom and the laundry.
      Utilizing passive energy or converted solar energy can greatly reduce the homeowners or businesses electrical bill or even eliminate it.

  3. Flightkeeper profile image66
    Flightkeeperposted 14 years ago

    I think it's a great idea if things were developed so that they are a viable alternative to fossil fuels.  The less we import from the middle east the better.

  4. Lita C. Malicdem profile image61
    Lita C. Malicdemposted 14 years ago

    Solar energy available on earth is 100,000 times the earth's electrical capacity. But this energy is difficult to harness. There is also lunar energy due to lunar attractions that cause the rise of tides. The potential energy of tides is estimated to be 1% of potential hydroelectric power. The power plants may utilize tide energy, too.

    The potential energy of water in dams is converted into mechanical energy that runs huge generators. There is also the geothermal energy. The radioactivity of substances in the earth's interior generate electromagnetic energy that is absorbed by solid and fluid materials in the earth's crust. The absorbed energy can be tapped likewise by power plants.

    The real problem is, the world is greatly dependent on petroleum for its fuel needs.

  5. Has_aWayWithWords profile image61
    Has_aWayWithWordsposted 14 years ago

    green energy or alternative energy is in fact a real solution to the problem of running out of resources and damaging the planet. I have a dozen hubs here that have information about various alternative energy sources and energy saving information.

  6. profile image52
    fadercreepposted 14 years ago

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  7. profile image0
    Brenda Durhamposted 14 years ago

    Maybe cut out the Space Program?   Have you SEEN all that fuel goin' up in smoke when the rockets launch??!!

    1. William R. Wilson profile image60
      William R. Wilsonposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you Brenda.  Is that the angel's trumpets I hear in the distance?

  8. Dstiteler profile image65
    Dstitelerposted 14 years ago

    Green energy is becoming a growing industry. We all know that renewable energy will last forever, so thats why we should use it.

    look at my hub about energy?


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