For quite a while, fossil fuels have been considered a major alternative source of energy. However, you can testify that it has not been the most successful. Is it because it cannot be successful? Definitely not! It is because of the costs of its success. In 1896, Svante Arrhenius who was a scientist from Sweden, presented his findings which stated that Fossil fuels will accelerate global warming. Ever since, debates have been going back and forth, but never resolving to the use of fossil fuels. Many attempts to savage the situation has been made, but to no avail. Hence, why not look for other alternative sources of energy? Fossil fuels may be cheap but it’s not safe. There are a number of other sources of energy that may not be popular as fossil fuels, but that are definitely useable too.
Here are some of them:
This is one of the cleanest gases. It only produce warm heat and water vapour when burnt, which is very clean for a natural gas. The only thing that poses as a problem with hydrogen gas is that it is mostly gotten from fossil fuels which means while the use of the gas may be safe, the creation is not. The emissions from hydrogen gas’ creation can also contribute to global warming. However, with electrolysis which splits water and hydrogen, the problem may be solved on a low scale. So, hydrogen gas is still useable and effective.
This is the use of water to generate energy. It works like wind turbines in generating power. It has a great potential and is already being used in many countries to generate power. It’s most common process is the use of Tidal Stream Generator which uses the kinetic energy from the water to start the turbines. It does not produce any form of dangerous fumes like fossil fuels or other sources of energy and could be considered one of the safest.
Wind energy is also a reliable source of energy that produces renewable energy without any kind of waste. It is said to have the ability to power millions of home conveniently and it is already being used in countries like the USA. This energy source is also getting popular.
The only issue this source of energy may have is the fact that the turbines look like big trees which could restrict views and is also considered dangerous to some animals.
This form of energy is often misconstrued with bio mass. However, biofuels are made from some sort of organic matter gotten from plants and animals. This source of energy can be considered renewable and safe and at the same time, not do safe. Plants and animals grow endlessly and their growth could be accelerated safely. However, the extraction of energy from these plants is not natural. Machinery is needed and this machinery produce toxic waste.
Other forms of energy include wave energy, geothermal energy, natural gas, hydroelectric power and solar energy. These energy sources are getting more attention and are being optimized by day.