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Monday, February 27, 2006

WHAT IS RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND HOW CAN RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES BE MORE SUSTAINABLE THAN NON-RENEWABLE RESOURCES?

Renewable Energy Sources, known as RES, is an alternative resource of energy other than the burning of fossil fuels, which we now know causes many detrimental environmental issues. RES captures energy from continuous natural processes that exist, examples include wind, sunshine, flowing water, biological and geothermal processes ( http://renewable-energy-source.info/ ).

Besides geothermal and tidal, most processes are powered by the sun ( http://renewable-energy-source.info/ ). The most important characteristic about RES is the fact that capturing these alternative forms of energy does not permanently deplete the resourse and is much more eco-friendly in the long term, unlike the burning of fossil fuels which will inevitably be fully exploited.

 
Simone Neethling
Department of Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
University of the Western Cape
241343632@uwc.ac.za

1 Comments:

  • OK sounds good so what are the snags? Why are we not implementing this right across the country? You need to analayze this situation rather than to just provide definitions of what RES is.

    By Anonymous Rich, at Wednesday, March 15, 2006 9:51:00 pm  

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