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Common Misconceptions About Alternative Energy Sources

Alternative and renewable sources of energy are just now getting to a point where we can actually begin to reap their benefits and are becoming more and more accessible to the general public. Because if this, it's becoming far more important for us to understand the differences between myths and facts when it comes to these different types of energy resources. I's really important to try and clear up any confusion there may be about them and what they are capable of and what their limitations might be at this time.

Below is a list of some of the different types of renewable resources and what they are and what they are used for:

  • Wind – This is energy that uses large windmills or wind turbines to gather up the streams of wind that will then turn the blades that will then operate generators that will produce our electricity.
  • Solar – Solar panels can work in a couple of different ways. Some are made to use the light of the sun and change it into an electric current through chemical reactions. The other will focus in on the heat energy of the sun which can heat water and then creates a steam that can be used to activate turbines that will produce electricity.
  • Hydroelectric – This is a power source that uses the power of waves or watering rushing in that will create electricity.
  • Biodiesel – Is the newest of them all and this is a source that uses organic biomass, such a corn or other plants to make chemical reactions that will produce a usable fuel for cars or for heating our homes.
One of the more common misconceptions or misunderstandings about the different alternative fuels is that many think that they will provide an immediate and complete replacement for the fossil fuel based energy that is still the major source of energy that we use. Unfortunately since the renewable energy is still in it's infancy, there is still a long way to go with regards to the research and development of systems that will produce efficient energy and enough of it to make it feasible to replace our fossil fuel systems.

Another misunderstanding is that people think that the cost of the alternative sources will not be that bad and the benefits will be far better. Remember, these sources are still in their infancy as compared to fossil fuels and that means that it will take a lot more money in the beginning to be able to find ways to maximize the efficiency of these renewable resources. So this means that the cost to you and me will be probably no different than what we are paying now. It definitely will not be less, not for years to come. The best thing that would come from them at this stage of the game is that the footprint left behind by these resources will be immediately much less than that of the our current source of fuel.

No matter had bad that we want to believe that there is an energy source out there that is totally clean, there isn't. That is one of the biggest myths you find attached to alternative sources of energy that they are perfectly clean and that is simply not the truth. Although these resources are being designed to produce energy with the least amount of impact on our environment, the places that will provide this energy will still require resources to help build and maintain the facilities. Also many forms of the renewable resources will not go on forever either. Such as water, with the continued growth of world populations, water will become a scare commodity and could once again start a new set of problems for energy throughout the world. Things like this need to be considered when switching to different sources of fuel and energy.

Although the different alternative energies cannot at this time completely replace fossil fuels they can however begin to lessen our dependence on them. Also, with all of the different possibilities on the horizon, an entire new industry will be created which in turn will create a need for new jobs and people to fill those jobs. So by beginning to turn our attention to the newer types of energy we can not only help to start cleaning up the environment but we will also be able to help a lot of the local economies along with the national economy gain in strength with more jobs.

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