Why is it important to use alternative energy?

Alternative energy is an energy source that can be used in place of fossil fuels. It is important because it brings economical benefits, like never running out and being sustainable. Renewable energy does not produce any wastes like carbon dioxide or other chemical pollutants.


What is one alternative energy that you/your community should support? Explain how it works, and what the benefits of that alternative energy are.

An alternative energy that I think our community should support is hydroelectric power. The northwest has many great resources such as bodies of water like rivers and lakes for building Hydroelectric plants like dams. The way hydroelectric power works by a power source that is used to turn on a propeller, which is called a turbine and it turn a metal shaft in the electricity generator that motor process electricity. The only disadvantage is that it is expensive and has to be built at a high standard but it will last for many years.

How can biodiesel help reduce carbon footprint? How is it made, and what are the benefits.

Biodiesel is made of a chemical process called transesterification where the glycerin is separated from the fat or the vegetable oil. Biodiesel can help reduce carbon footprint by growing our own gardens at home, reducing the use of heating and cooling systems. This will help save energy and your money and you will be living sustainably. Unplug or shut off things when you’re not using them.

What is another form of alternative energy you believe your community should support? Explain how that energy works, and what benefits are?

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Another alternative energy I believe my community should support are solar panels. This type of energy works because it is a renewable source of energy and it makes our environment friendly by reducing the pollution going into our environment. The benefits of having a solar panels is that you can reduce your electrical bill and once you have it installed it can last up to 20 to 30 years. You still need to be checking on them every year just to make sure everything is working great, but otherwise, they are very low maintenance.