Environment and Energy
ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY 4
From whichever side one looks at it, the productions of energy forthe over seven billion people on earth today has its advantages anddisadvantages. There is no doubt that the world energy needs areimmense. However, the effects of power generation on the environment,the health of the people, and to the economy are devastating. Moderntechnology-based power generation methods are providing the leewayfor the production of sustainable energy sources (Buttel & Lewis,2015). This includes such energy sources like solar power, windpower, and nuclear power. Notably, there are some basic types ofequipment that are essential for human use such as cars, which cannotrely on sustainable energy sources due to the lack of usefultechnology. Cars and many other moving locomotives have continued torely on fuel, whose effects on the environment are devastating due tothe carbon dioxide emission.
The solution to the dilemma of energy production against the adverseeffects to the society is the use of technology. Serious advanceshave been made in the production of electric cars. There are allindications that in the future, people will be able to use cars thatwill rely solely on electricity. Factories and manufacturing plantsmust start to rely on alternative energy sources such as nuclearpower, which is environmental friendly (Buttel & Lewis, 2015). Itis essential to note that the reliance on environmentally friendlyenergy production methods might take many years. Therefore, the worldmust come up with ways of reducing energy needs as this will directlyreduce energy production and the effects to the environment. This canonly be done through population reduction especially in thedeveloping countries.
The solution to the dilemma of energy production and consumptionvis-à-vis the effects to the society and the environment is theadoption of modern technology-based power generation methods.Population growth must also be controlled to reduce energy needs andenergy production.
Buttel, F. H. & Lewis, T. L. (2015). Environment, energy,and society: A new synthesis. Belmont, California:Wadsworth/Thomson Learning.
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