Renewable Energy World

Thomas asks…

What are the effects of renewable energy used in 3rd world business?

For a graduate project in Asia, I am looking at renewable energy and its effects on growing businesses. I want to look at developed and developing businesses that use renewable energy. Can anyone point me in the right direction with regards to finding areas in Asia to research? I wanted to stick with 3rd world.

Windmill Farms answers:

The best renewable energy is oil & gas. Our plants recycle Co2 into oil & gas.So we will never run out of oil.

Ruth asks…

Help renewable energy and nuclear!?

how is renewable energy better for our health than nuclear energy

Windmill Farms answers:

Renewable energy is a better choice than nuclear energy because nuclear energy is very dangerous. Nuclear energy only represents a small amount of energy that the world uses. Most of the world uses coal, solar, wind, and hydroelectricity to generate energy. Nuclear energy also is linked to radiation as well and can have dangerous affects on health such as cancer-causing problems. Hope this helps you!

Mark asks…

what do you think about renewable energy?

if you like or dislike it?
why do you think so?

im looking a for a wide range a opinions to aid me write an article :)

it would also be greatly appreciated if you could tell me what sort of category you fall into e.g. an enviromental organisation etc

Windmill Farms answers:

I think renewable energy is absolutely essential to the future of humanity.

Burning of fossil fuels generates CO2 which obviously causes climate change and could lead to sever consequences for the whole planet in the future.

Secondly fossil fuels are starting to run out anyway, meanwhile worldwide energy demand is going up so there’s really no choice about finding an alternative even for those who are in denial about climate change.

I don’t think that bio-fuels are a viable option because you need a large area of land to produce a relatively small amount of fuel. Also there is a limited amount of productive land available that is also required to produce food.

I’m not sure about Nuclear power. I don’t think this is a renewable source of energy because there’s only a finite amount of uranium can be mined and this will eventually run out as well.

Wind power is a good source of renewable energy although the drawbacks are that wind turbines are fairly high maintenance and therefore quite a substantial ongoing expense, Also they only generate power when the wind is blowing.

Solar is probably the most viable power source for the future. Solar panels like all electronics will become cheaper as production techniques are refined and happens on a larger scale. There are several million square miles of desert in the world where solar power stations could be built and the only major obstacle is transporting the power from these desert region to other parts of the world where the power is to be used. Another way solar power may be used is to produce hydrogen by building floating solar stations on the ocean.

Mary asks…

renewable and non renewable energy sources?

right so im year 10, and we have an exam coming up in november but we havent covered physics, and i took separate sciences, so i should have.. and well our teachers scared we’re gonna fail so he set us homework to sort of wise us up about it? the homework was to write a letter to gordon brown explaining the current situation on renewable and non renewable energy sources, what they are, why they are going to run out, what will we do when they do run out, what the effects on us and the environment are, what we can do to prevent or prolong them from going, (obviously about the non renewable ones)
and um this sorta has to be in tomorrow, he dosent give us much time, ive been looking through revision books and all over the internet since half 3 and just dont know the answers to these questions, your help would be GREATLY appreciated :/
thanks xx

Windmill Farms answers:

1. Non-renewable energy sources = Coal, gasoline, heating oil, natural gas.

Renewable energy sources = sunlight, wind, firewood.

2. The non-renewable energy sources are deposits (plant matter, compressed) hundreds of millions of years old. New deposits are difficult to find.

U.S. Supplies: 200-year supply of coal, 100-year supply of natural gas.

World supply of gasoline and heating oil is a 40-year supply.

3. Effects on the environment: Burning of non-renewable resources releases carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, causing Global Warming, major changes in climate. The carbon dioxide is trapped in the atmosphere for 200 years, so major climate changes are fairly permanent, and cause farms to produce less vegetables and grains, so people will starve.

4. What we can do: Build solar cells to convert sunlight to electricity. Build wind turbines to convert wind to electricity. Power our cars and houses with the electricity produced by solar and wind energy.

Good luck with your paper!

Sandy asks…

Why are governments around the world so reluctant to switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources?

State The Following:
1: Answer
2: Reason (if applicable)
3: Any Other relevant Information

Windmill Farms answers:

Because their respective economies would completely tank without fossil fuels! We absolutely need them to function.

Renewable energy is nothing but a warm and fuzzy fantasy as of now. They are all inefficient sources of energy, with the exception of the highly controversial nuclear energy, a completely clean source, but with baggage (i.e. Nuclear waste and the fear of a meltdown).

If they were viable solutions, we’d be using them right now. Don’t believe the garbage that the oil companies have politicians in the bag. If there were alternatives that were better, they would compete on the open market and beat out fossil fuels. Oil companies would have to buy off EVERYONE that invested in, produced, consumed, and advocated for clean renewable sources. Not even realistic.

Besides, the government is heavily subsidizing renewable energy already. So much for the oil companies buying off the politicians to subdue green energy. And there are dozens of huge corporations that are receiving government subsidies (e.g. GE) for and are promoting renewables.

The short answer is that fossil fuels are much more efficient and can deliver more energy than what renewables can (barring nuclear). Green energy sources are impractical and inefficient.

To get a meager amount of our energy needs from wind energy, we’d need wind farms with a landmass the size of MN and TX combined, all for a small percentage of our needs. Plus they can only operate in ideal conditions, 15-45 mph winds. Anything below 15 and they don’t spin, anything over 45 and they will break. And if the wind doesn’t blow, they are either idle or have a gas powered turbine that spins them.

Ethanol is another wasteful product. Ethanol deprives us of a food source, since farmers dedicate more of their crops for ethanol or only grow ethanol type crops (usually corn), which in turn leads to starvation in other poorer countries due to less supply, but it also drives up the cost of what is on the market. On top of that, more land is converted to cropland, which leads to deforestation and loss of habitat, erodes the topsoil and leeches nutrients, and lowers the water table, due to the high requirement for water during the ethanol processing. Beside all that, ethanol releases about as much energy as it takes to produce it, thus it is almost a zero sum gain.

The rest are even more inefficient than the two above (i.e. Solar and geo-thermal). And as for hydro, we don’t have enough river currents or dams to produce even close to what our energy requirements are.

All in all, renewable are nice in theory and for environmentalism, but in the real world they are impractical and inefficient. Unless we are talking nuclear energy, the most clean and renewable source there is. Problem is the stigma attached to it because of 2 meltdowns, and the problem of what to do with the waste.

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