As a consumer and economy being unreliable for jobs who can afford to pay higher costs for energy. It is hard enough to pay for energy costs now without having to pay for an increase to a alternative source of expensive energy costs with new technology. The fact that the United States has such an abundance of coal makes this a logical choice for our energy consumption. The United States consumption of using coal is 40%. Coal offers jobs to miners and to facilities in every aspect.
James Lee Journal of Technology Law & Policy Article Draft 3 10/20/13 Fighting the Good Fight: Why the So-Called “War on Coal” is Beneficial for Pittsburgh’s Future Coal is found everywhere on earth and has been used as an energy source since ancient civilizations realized its immense potential for heating and industrial uses. In the United States, very few, if any, places have been shaped by coal more than the Pittsburgh region. A town does not earn the moniker “The Steel City” without relying heavily on coal. The impact of coal on Pittsburgh cannot be overstated. Not only did coal rapidly urbanize the area, but also ushered in unprecedented wealth and new technologies to Pittsburgh.
ANWR: To Drill or not to Drill? Personally, I enjoy driving. I believe I can speak for most citizens of the United States of America when I say that driving is a favorite freedom and privilege. The problem with this is that it gets pricy, and for some less fortunate people gas prices are just too high. The main reason that prices are so high is that it foreign oil is extremely costly to secure and to maintain.
Using the above quote again one can see that McCain tries to instill his decent personality into the minds of those listening to his speech. By belittling Obama’s views and making the connection with Americans he makes the audience believe he has a sense of trustworthiness and nationalism. McCain also proclaimed, “No problem is more urgent today than America’s dependence on foreign oil.” This was a brilliant way of appealing to America’s need of an alternative source of energy. The rising gasoline prices in America cause everything else that has to be transported to rise, such as food. McCain struck home with the average American citizen’s dependence on oil in their everyday lives.
Suzuki concludes that the war metaphor is appropriate because developed countries as a collective entity are the main cause of the devastating environmental crises around the world. For example, Industrialized nations are using a lot of the earth’s natural resources for personal gain and profits and because of this blatant exploitation of resources. Many citizens in third world countries are living sub standard lives and are unable to get sufficient resources to live. David Suzuki states that even though industrialized nations only account for about 20 percent of the population they are surprisingly consuming eighty per cent of the planets resource and also generate most of its industrial toxins and wastes. This fact proves that the industrialized
Global warming Do you believe in global warming? I don’t global warming has been a huge debate that will never come to an end. The liberals believe that humans play the biggest part of global warming because we burn fossil fuels and think we need to find a cleaner way to produce energy. The conservatives show that it’s the earth natural cycle and that the earth has been heating and cooling through out history. My views lean toward the conservatives side I believe in facts and proof.
However, I have met many people that dislike the process very much. Below one will find the answer to what fracking is, why some people think that it is important to use fracking, and what about the process concerns so many people. Fracking is also known as hydraulic fracturing. “Hydraulic fracturing is the process of creating fissures in underground formations to allow natural gas to flow.” (Barnett Shale Energy Education Council) Fracking extracts oil and gas from layers of rock formations deep beneath the earth’s surface. Sometimes, the wells can be thousands of feet deep.
Hot as Heck! Many terrible things have affected the global population such as holocaust, Rwanda Genocides and the bubonic plague all taking thousands and thousands of lives, but there’s a problem that is much bigger that is threatening our planet as a whole. We all unknowingly face the issue of global warming and add onto it on a daily basis, but how so? There are numerous amount of ways that we do so, nearly everything we do is directly fueled by fossil fuels or coal. Whether you drive your car to work, turn on your light to illuminate a dark room or just watching television, you are burning using up energy that is being processed at a coal plant.
Hedges and Sacco report that over five hundred mountaintops have been blown up in West Virginia, while the underlying carbons seems are gouged away by huge machines that only require a few workers. The people of West Virginia have poor lifestyles while they suffer the consequences of the coal mining: cancer. The resources of this land are exploited, as well as the people, which will eventually lead to their extinction. Sacco and Hedges focus on coal mining’s economic, social and environmental effects. They give an example of the Easter Island and the abundance of freshwater and woods, “seafood was plentiful” (150).
Many people still argue that the sheer size of our economy is to blame; I think that it was a combination of natural and manmade factors that were fueling and pushing California’s Energy Issues to become so big and devastating. Most of the energy issues that we are facing today existed for many years in the past. The recent energy crises that we had experienced in our state were mostly product of our bad planning and the greed of the corporations that were supplying energy to us. If we take a look at our environment closely, we will be forced to face one of the obvious facts; we don’t have nearly enough of natural resources to meet our energy demand. By looking at our domestic production of oil, natural gas and electricity it is very easy to notice that we have a huge gap between our supply and the demand.