With the recognition that the world’s demand for energy will soon deplete fossil fuel supplies, interest in alternative energy sources has greatly increased. In fact, the United States has implemented a plan to reduce the nation’s fossil fuel consumption by 25% by the year 2025 known as the 25 x ’25 plan.1 One way of reaching this goal is to enrich regular petroleum based gasoline with ethanol as an alternative transportation fuel. In the United States, ethanol is one of the most popularized and highly produced biofuels on the market. Since 2000, ethanol production has increased from 1.6 billion gallons per year to 14.9 billion gallons per year in 2012.2 An increase of this magnitude in the demand of corn for ethanol production may eventually have a tremendous impact on the price of food and its availability, in addition to significant impacts on the environment. Although we consider ethanol an environmentally friendly alternative to fossil fuel-based petroleum because of its lower greenhouse gas emissions, the idea of any large-scale use should raise many questions for government agencies, scientists, and farmers alike.
Chelsea Carr English 102-Sec 20 Rogerian Arguement 10-20-11 As the world gets older by the second it becomes increasingly apparent that, we as human beings should make some drastic changes in order to reverse the damage we have done to our planet. Recycling is the best example and maybe the easiest way to determine the fate of our planet. Green Revolution states, “in 2009, Americans generated approximately 243 million tons of waste 54.3% percent of that was dumped, 11.9% burned and 33.8 % of that was recycled” (Green). Could we imagine our world if that number rose more than 35%? Recycling is important to me not only because I am a member of this planet, but because I am an avid outdoorsmen and enjoy the small and subtle beauties that the world has to offer, and are and continue to be trashed, dumped upon and burned by lesser more ignorant people of society.
People have changed many habits in recent years, and perhaps the government should take advantage of those things, strangely enough it is not impossible, we could greatly reduce the amount money we spent annually in postal service through the Internet because most of the we can pay bills online, which makes the postman not reduce its route, but maybe I should deliver letters two or three times a week, or maybe formalize an electronic account by which we reach electronic documents, much like the federal mail but that is related to the direction of the house. If we analyzed, there are many ways to prevent to rely on non-renewable energy consumed vehicles, but it is noteworthy that many people would make economically harmed by these changes, like when the industry was modernized years ago, we would have to survive the period to adapt to new ideas. The U.S. has invested much time and money on studies of alternatives to the fossil fuel, which has achieved many derivatives that while still using oils, the amount has been reduced, many cities are changing the structure of your lighting to either with energy-saving lamps of electricity, in other cases the conventional electricity has been replaced by solar panels, which makes the recharge of a battery during the day, the illumination of the streets was changed for renewable energy, saving fossil fuel reserves and taking care of
In today’s society, in the battle between fossil fuels and green energy I believe that people should start relying on and furthering the developments of biofuel. The increasing cost of fossil-based energy with the problems of global warming has been driving increased bio-based energy production from plant biomass as renewable energy. (Gopalakrishnan, Kasthurirangan page 128) Very few people would ever argue the fact that we should replace our dependency of depleting fossil fuels with a better and alternative fuel source. (Hallenbeck, Patrick C.) Biofuels are renewable resources that have little to no harm on the environment and can cause our nation to stop relying on foreign oil. Relying on biofuels rather than nonrenewable diesel fuels will also result in the ending of many peoples anxiety about our depleting oil reserves.
However, organic farmers are able to use a copper solution, which never leaves the soil, to fight fungal disease as where the conventional farmer use pesticides that are biodegradable. I think that it is important to inform people about the myths and concepts about organic vs conventional foods and how it more state of mind than anything else. Although most people believe organic food is better for you and the environment, there are many misconceptions. Following your approval, I will continue to research and develop drafts of my final. Working Essay Outline Misconceptions About Organic Food 1.
Nhi Dinh Randy Conine Argument Essay Dec 1st, 2013 Global Warming People want to live happier and healthier; therefore, they try to make a lot of new products to serve life. Unfortunately, the more they do, the worse the earth becomes. The climate is becoming warmer, which causes many disasters. Protection the environment is an extremely serious issue. As the first industrialized country in the world, America has not reduced its industrial waste production into water and the air.
(Rosenthal, E, 2010) In such a situation, the government became a driving force to develop this project. However, it also brought considerable amount of benefits. Kristianstad now spends 3.8 million dollar using the biomass heating system, compared with the situation that rely on oil and electricity. (Rosenthal, E, 2010) Another example mentioned in the passage is that European Union taxed for the overuse of fossil fuel, which resulted in the increasing reliance on renewable energy of European countries. (Rosenthal, E, 2010) These examples indicated the importance of government intervention.
As I read the Hynesʼ assessment of the different types of North American consumers, I felt pegged. Over the last decade, I have been witness to fellow Americans become only slightly more aware of the detriments humans impose on planet Earth, myself included. I saw An Inconvenient Truth and Food, Inc. and hear about those living off the grid and, as a result, felt inspired to buy green and do my part to consume responsibly and live in a manner that is environmentally sound. Yet, I ﬁnd myself pessimistically judging others, who like me have the best intentions, yet fall prey to clever branding and mass marketing. I found her perspective on women centered action semi-inspiring.
Dollar General in owned by Koldberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P (KKR) who own more than 79% of all shares in Dollar General. Some argue that part of the reason Dollar General has been so successful as of late is attributed to the economic crisis the United States experience during the second half of the 2000s. Economist believe that consumers will not shop at the Dollar General as much as the economy improves. In an effort to retain their existing customers and recruit new ones as the economy strengthens, Dollar General has begun to stock name brand items. Some analysts also believe that even when the economy improves, your average consumer will still look for ways to save money and continue to frequent the dollar discount stores.
With the ever looming threat of global warming, companies have rebranded many of their products with labels or advertisements that make them seem more environmentally friendly. Companies have perceived going green, the cure to all the planets problems, as a way of selling their products to consumers without actually practicing environmentally savvy procedures. This is considered “greenwashing.” Greenwashing came about as a means of companies to create a new green image through advertising in the 1960s. However, most products whilst having the image of being green, do not in fact have any impact on the environment what so ever. Take the Bank of America for example, they issue an Eco-Logique MasterCard that rewards customers with carbon offsets as they continue using the card.