Energy has become an essential part of the lives of modern people. We use fuel and electricity to have light in our homes, to make sure that our cars are working, and for a million other reasons daily. However, not many people think about the impact that the use of finite resources has on the planet, other people, and future generations. The world would be a better place if people used renewable energy instead of depleting the Earth’s resources.
Ethical, Logical, and Emotional Appeals
I have been interested in renewable energy for many years, and I researched numerous sources and studies to develop a better understanding of what is renewable energy, how it can be used, and why people still do not use it. My interest in renewable energy began when I heard about Tesla’s all-electric vehicles because, at that time, I could not understand why someone would choose a more expensive and less practical electric car over a petrol or diesel one. After some research, I realized that these cars are a part of a much larger issue, which is the depletion of the Earth’s non-renewable resources.
I tried using renewable energy sources, such as solar stations. Moreover, I plan on buying an electric car that will not use petroleum or diesel as its fuel, since, as I mentioned, I researched electric vehicles and fell in love with the idea that one can use a transportation method that has no adverse impact on the environment. Moreover, in the future, I would like to work in a company that values renewable energy. For example, the chief executive officer of Apple, Tim Cook, once said – “we give back through our work in the environment, in running the company on renewable energy” (“Renewable energy quotes,” n.d.). Moreover, Apple continuously sets corporate goals and targets, aiming to increase its involvement in popularising renewable energy use (“Apple tops clean energy goal,” 2019).
The Earth’s resources are finite, and by using non-renewable energy, we are depleting it. People have been using energy derived from fossils for only 150 years, and the result is the harmful impact on the environment and the climate (Merchant, 2020). This suggests that continuing the same practice and satisfying our energy needs with non-renewable energy sources can lead to catastrophic consequences. Moreover, Ritchie (2017) reports that despite the increase in the use of renewable sources, the current rates only account for the shortage caused by the declining nuclear energy production. According to Matih (2020), researchers have proven that a large-scale transition to renewables can be conducted without an adverse impact on the global economy. Most importantly, Kuo (2019) reports that we will run out of oil by 2052 and have no gas by 2060. Therefore, we do not have a lot of time to work out a solution that will allow us to support the type of energy consumption we have.
Overall, the world would be a better place if people used renewable energy sources. There is a danger that we will run out of the most widely used non-renewable energy sources by 2060. Currently, one of the critical issues with renewable sources of energy is the lack of awareness about these sources, how to use them, and their benefits. Hence, I encourage you to start a conversation with friends or family members and discuss how renewable energy can be used in your household.
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Matich, B. (2020). UNSW research disproves outdated claim that energy transition is an economic hindrance. PV. Web.
Merchant, B. (2020). World energy use over the last 200 years (Graphs). Tree Hugger. Web.
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Ritchie, H. (2017). Global renewables are growing, but are only managing to offset the decline in nuclear production. Our World. Web.