Saturday, April 11, 2009

The future of alternative power

Alternative power can be generated from renewable sources of energy. Alternative power is available as solar power, wind power, tidal power, geothermal power and hydro electric power. All these can be put to a number of uses. Alternative power provides a significant percentage of the world’s total power supply.

It is said that the future belongs to alternative power. There are several reasons for this. An important reason is the fact that the amount of fossil fuels that are currently being used for power generation is decreasing day by day. The prices of these sources are also on a rise. Alternative power is supposed to power the future generations in both developed and developing nations.

Alternative power is a renewable source of power that can be replenished easily. It can be easily and conveniently generated from sources available in the nature. Alternative power does not affect the environment adversely and is also non- polluting. It can be used for sustainable development.

Solar power has become a widely utilized source of alternative power and in the future is expected to power vehicles and homes. Similarly, wind power is also going to power cars in the future and also meet the increasing power needs of the whole world.

It is also believed that the use of geothermal power in the future can provide power for the whole world and thus help to reduce or almost eliminate the electricity bills and the dependence on fossil fuels.

Although, alternative power in the future is going to cost more but its benefits will overshadow its costs.

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