Australia has recently signed to Kyoto Protocol which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emission by 4 million tonnes becoming 2010. Companies have improved scrubbers, which clean sulfur from the smoke before it leaves the smokestack. Awareness is growing when considering pollution from coal. Here in Australia while we are monitoring carefully the atmospheric pollution caused by coal burning it can be stated categorically that Carbon dioxide emissions from vehicles have far more reaching effects than the pollution created from coal. Coal will continue to be used extensively in Australia because of it's abundance.
According to a spokesman there is some eight billion cubic feet of natural gas is drawn from existing fields in the ANWR every single day that is re-injected into the ground because there is no pipeline to carry the gas to the United States or Canada (Nationalgeographic.com). Eight billion cubic feet of natural gas is more then half of what American consumers use in a single day. Natural gas and fossil fuels are a nonrenewable resource, but we are far from running out. However, with the research that is being conducted on natural gas fueling
Solar energy benefits outpace the concerns of drilling by a landslide. The time has come to put the drill aside and use are natural tools to energize our country. Coal, oil, and natural gas are the primary non-renewable energy sources being utilized in the United States today. These resources, also known as fossil fuels, are damaging the natural environment that we live in carrying great consequence. According to Klare (2010) “It may not seem as if we operate under such a philosophy today, but we do—one that extols growth over all other considerations, that privileges existing fuels over
This coupled with an increase in living for the majority of the world, especially RICs such as India where its oil consumption had increased by 40 million tonnes over a 6 year period, makes supplying the world’s energy demands a very difficult task. The main source of energy for the majority of the world comes from fossil fuels; however this reliance is a large cause for concern as these are finite and cause great environmental damage. It is believed that we have reached peak oil production, meaning that we are producing more than we ever have or ever will in the future. It is thought that at current levels of consumption we only have 40 years of oil supplies remaining. Resulting in increasing prices and increased reliance on unstable oil rich nations that can limit supply so as to earn
America alone is responsible for twenty-five percent of the greenhouse gasses emitted globally. There is no current legislation to regulate factors contributing to global warming. However corporations such as Nike, Starbucks, and Levi Strauss, along with the BUSINESS for Innovative climate and energy policy (BICEP) are requesting strong legislation to create an economy based on "clean energy." Among these proposals are federal regulations that will require twenty percent of electricity to come from a renewable energy source by 2020. Also, the United Nations Kyoto Protocol has obligated thirty seven industrialized countries to reduce green house gas emissions considerably by
“When The Wind Blows” By: James Head In the wake of the earthquake off the shore of Japan that caused several Nuclear Reactors to fail, the need for safe, clean energy is becoming a hotter topic on the minds of many people throughout the world. So, why not use the wind? Advances in modern technology have enabled us over time to redesign windmills so that they can be used to generate clean energy, which in many cases can be wired directly into the power system that is already in place around the U.S. This is without a doubt a major plus considering that windmills are able to produce electricity without nuclear capabilities or the burning of Fossil Fuels that in turn release Co2 and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. This being
The bottles are toxin-free and carbon neutral, compared to popular plastic bottles containing petroleum. They are also reusable, recyclable and compostable in 80 days. The companies say that for every 72 plant-based bottles produced, they save one gallon of oil. Water is sourced within 500 miles of plants and the bottles also use 65 percent less energy and fuel to
Food and snacks are normally sround $5-10, for example a Subway costs about $10.20 for a footlong sub. My Country … This year, Julia Gillard introduced ‘Carbon Tax’ something that would affect us and our finanial stability, as well as resource stability in the future. I don’t understand it fully, but I should probably look into it. My suburb is Rose Bay North, and to be honest, there isn’t much going on locally here, but the Carbon Tax is a huge issue for many Australians. Prices of houses in my area are around $2-3,000,000 for a house, and approximately $300-600,000 for an apartment
What message is he peddling that few seemingly want to hear? It’s twofold: No. 1, solar and wind power cannot meet the world’s voracious demand for energy, especially given the projected needs of emerging economies like India and China, and No. 2, nuclear power is our best hope to get off of fossil fuels, which are primarily responsible for the heat-trapping gases cooking the planet. Many in the environmental community say that renewable energy is a viable solution to the climate problem.
In a more extended look at it over the next 20 years, the oil refuge would only be able to meet 7.5 percent of the United States consumption of oil and as well as reduce the dependence of foreign oil by 15 percent. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has said that it would only be 0.4 to 1.2 percent of the world’s oil production. With the oil in the refuge only making a small impact it makes it hard to justify why drilling would be worth the harm for such a small gain of oil that may only last up to a couple of months or years. There could be more oil saved than there would be produced by drilling for oil in the arctic refuge. Environmentalists purpose that there may be a better way for money to be spent by putting it into more of