The World's Energy Solution

Renewable Energy Sources

Why is the a need for alternate energy sources?

There is a need for alternate energy sources is because we will be running out petroleum, coal and natural gas. These resources are called nonrenewable resources because we are using them faster than they can be made. It takes millions of years for fossil fuels to form and at the rate that the world is using energy we will not be able to keep up with the demands. This is the reason that we must come up with alternate sources. It is also important so that we do not need to rely on foreign aid for our energy needs.

Hydroelectric Energy

Hydroelectric energy is the energy created by moving water. The most common sources of hydroelectric energy comes from dams. Dams have the water channels through pipes that in turn make the turbines spin that make the generators produce electricity.

Pictures beneath the dam.