Monday, August 11, 2014

Solar Power- A potential alternative (Part One)

Solar Power is an interesting, yet feasible option to many of the ongoing environmental issues throughout the world. This is especially the case, since the sun has such an abundant amount of energy that won’t be found anywhere else on Earth.

Solar energy offers many things, including "lower electricity bills", it’s "environmentally friendly", it’s a "renewable energy source" as well as the fact that very "low maintenance is needed" to run it [1]. It’s a wonder as to why solar energy has not been implemented, or is it?

Ultimately, alternative energy is the way of the future. With sustainability starting to become a more prominent factor worldwide, sustainable energy and waste solutions will continue to rise to the forefront. Solar energy is a major catalyst for this, as it can help be an innovator in this industry. It can bring a sound source of power to nearly every country in the world, which can lead to potential advances in other industries, as well a boost to the international economy.

The Kinder Morgan pipeline is dangerous to the environment and their reputation speaks for themselves. As said in a previous article on this blog, disasters such as in Suisun Marsh have proven that Kinder Morgan can’t be trusted. The Kinder Morgan CEO also discussed how solar energy is not viable in an interview [2]. Is that honestly that surprising?. When their ultimate goal is money and power, the environment takes the 2nd place prize. This needs to change fast. Options such as solar energy and sustainable practices need to come to the forefront, or else these environmental disasters will continue, and only devastation can occur from here. It may be a more difficult process than the current models of energy and power, but ultimately, it is a necessity in order to preserve the environment as well as the Earth itself!

[1]Green Stories: Why Solar Energy is Good, Go Green.
[2]Reuben Ramirez, Kinder: wind, solar not the answer to U.S. energy needs, Reuters, June, 2009

Written by: Shaun Kular

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