Renewable Vs. Non-Renewable
The Pros and Cons of Energy Types for an Informed Citizen
Cape Cod's Energy Problem
The city council is holding a meeting this August to discuss the energy issues of the city, sparked by the Union Electrical power plant's lack of meeting the energy demands of the city. The energy needs are growing due to population growth. The city council has solicited proposals for new power plants from various companies, which has launched the debate about which types of energy are best for Cape Cod.
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Non - Renewable Energy Sources (Coal, Oil, Natural Gas, Nuclear Energy)
- Provide Jobs
- Large amounts of energy generated
- They will eventually run out, and prices will increase even more as they do
- Burning of fossil fuels produces air pollution
- Air pollution includes greenhouse gases, which contribute to global warming
- Safety hazards with nuclear energy radiation
- Contaminated waste disposal issues
Renewable Energy Sources (Wind Power, Solar, Hydroelectric)
- Much less pollution, which means cleaner air, water, no risks associated with nuclear power, and less exacerbation of global warming, to name a few.
- Unlimited sources of energy for future sustainability
- Unknown costs
- Not as much energy produced compared to non-renewable sources
- Windmills can be loud and disturb the natural beauty of the area, which can affect tourism and possible fishing