Renewable/Alternative Energy Sources

The development and use of renewable or alternative energy sources is one means of reducing fossil fuel consumption.
The renewability of an energy source is predominantly determined by the amount of time the resource takes to regenerate or replenish. Wind, tidal and solar energy sources are readily available and are constantly being renewed within a human timeframe. Fossil fuels and nuclear power, on the other hand, are not considered renewable because their regeneration does not occur fast enough to be used on a large scale. We now use more fossil fuels per year than nature produces in a million years. The extraction and disposal of these resources is also ecologically and economically detrimental.

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