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What are the advantages of alternative energy use?

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Conserving non-renewable fossil fuels by utilizing the earth's natural, renewable resources is one of the major advantages of alternative energy use. Using renewable energy sources is cost effective as well as environmentally friendly.

Alternative energy use helps to provide sustainable benefits such as stable energy prices, lower global warming emissions and an improved quality to public health and the environment. Generating electricity with wind or water power creates a better overall air quality than the burning of fossil fuels that emits toxic pollutants into the environment. Water use and waste is reduced drastically because water is not used to create wind and solar power.

Some common, inexhaustible resources for alternative energy are:

  • wind
  • rain
  • sunlight

Sources:

  1. ucsusa.org
  2. psu.edu

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