Prospects and Problems
-MOHAMMED NIZAR.NThe ever increasing price of fossil fuels exepted with high pollutioncaused by plans using fossil fuels has made the world concern about the veryfeature of our planet. For instance, economic activity in countries across theworld which were depended heavily on imported petroleum and petroleum products was thrown out of gear by a sudden increase in petroleum pricesince 2000. Although the supplies of these fossil fuels such as coal, oil, andnatural gas are vast out they are not unlimited. And more important, theearth's atmosphere and biosphere may not survive the environmental impactof burning such enormous amounts of these fuels. Carbon stored over millions of years is being released in a matter of decades, disrupting theearth's carbon cycle in unpredictable ways. There is thus increasingrecognition of the role of renewable energy in ensuring energy security,sustainable development, decentralized energy supply and growth without
Now what is renewable energy? Why is everyone out there concerned aboutthe future of renewable energy? Well, the answers are not as tough as wewould have expected, nor do they require a lot of action in order to succeed.Our planet is dependent upon us to keep it thriving, and the best way to dothat is to switch over to renewable energy.