Finding Alternates? Navtej Kohli

Navtej Kohli Blog brings another topic worth mulling over!

One of the biggest challenges the human race faces today is finding and using alternative energy sources. The push for means of generating electricity has been around for over 100 years, but when oil and coal-fired generators produced power inexpensively, the world put the search for alternative energy sources on the back burner for a number of years.

Finding and using alternative energy sources is one of the biggest challenges for us today. As, our coal and oil reservoirs are depleting, it time to pull our socks and get going in search of some alternate energy source.

I have repeated this thing over and over again in my blog. We cannot procrastinate any longer now!

Since years we have been hearing claims of converting wind, water and sun into renewable energy sources that will replace oil or natural gas. Nothing really promising, however, can be seen till date. Researchers have also seen potential in geothermal energy, but nothing concrete has come up as yet.

For many people the switch to alternative energy sources is a matter of finding the type of alternative power that works the best in their particular geographical location. Persons who live in areas that have limited exposure to the sun for example, may not be too excited about using solar panels to supply power. When the sun goes down for an extended number of days, the town can go dark.

In some of those areas, wind is not a problem as it seems to blow nearly every day. Using wind power to turn turbines to generate electricity can work there, but may not work in other areas that experience less windy conditions. Another of the alternative energy sources, hydropower uses the power of rivers to turn generators, but the cost of the infrastructure to get power to the people from the generator may still be high for long range use.

With the three major alternative energy sources continuing to be researched and advanced, the need for an answer to out problem becomes more evident every time a person receives their electric bill, or fills their car with gas.

The resources that we have left on the planet are running out. Do your part to keep educated on the latest changes in technology and any up to date with the issues at hand to learn what you can do to help solve the energy crisis.

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