Fuel- A Bane or Boon?

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Fuel is vastly used in today's world. We take fuel to be one of the greatest discoveries of the day. But does it run our life our ruin it?

Submitted: October 01, 2016

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Honking and traffic by crazy driving, not to forget the smog produced, is a common sight in the major cities of India. The people of today pay no heed to the constant protests and programmes to switch into non-conventional sources of energy. All they have time for is to complain about the rising price of petroleum today. But have we ever wondered why it’s constantly climbing the scale?

The world is slowly starting to dissolve in distress, tension and pressure. It’s not only the population that’s facing the heat, but mainly the non-renewable resources of the globe. The magnitude of stress that fossil fuels meet in today’s world is detrimental towards salvaging it for the future generations to utilize. 

Barely twenty percent of the world population uses non-conventional sources of energy and fuel. These resources are the key to unlocking an infinite amount of energy while conserving our usual fuel, like petrol, diesel, etc. Mankind is ignorant to Solar, Hydro, Thermal, Wind, and Bio energy that we can harness to create a better tomorrow, for our health, our environment, our successors and us.

Slowly, we’re depleting our planet. Humanity is only realizing the dire need to conserve our hoard of wealth in the brink of its extinction. With the introduction of trendsetting inventions like solar car, solar cookers, solar panels, wind-solar model hybrids, solar bicycles, wind turbines, etc. the world is creating just what it needs to sustain a long, problem-free, relationship with earth.

Fortunately, the people are reacting positively to these introductions. Adopting CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) and installing solar panels to convert the energy of the sun into electrical power to run the house, are some important and common changes that are prevalent in the urban society today.

The government has launched the ‘National Renewable Energy Act 2015’ . The main purpose of this act is to promote the production of energy through the use of renewable energy

sources in accordance with climate, environment and in order to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, ensure a constant supply and reduce emissions of CO2 (Carbon Di-oxide) and other greenhouse gases.

Adapting to these sources of constant fuel, not only reduce the tension on fossil fuels, but also play a positive effect on the environment and our health. The various by-products released by these endangered fuels may produce a lot of energy, but come with bearing the cost of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. Carbon dioxide and Nitrogen oxide are important participants in the cause of Global Warming’ (destruction of environment due to constant rise in temperature), asthmatic diseases, skin cancer, and other harmful effects to the health of humans and environment.

Global Warming is the increase of Earth's average surface temperature due to effect of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels or from deforestation, which trap heat that would otherwise escape from Earth. It’s a type of greenhouse effect (trapping of sun’s warmth).

Many Indian and international NGO’s like- ‘Mithradham’, ‘The Nature Conservancy’, etc. are working hard to make majority adopt green energy. Many companies have also been formed to create opportunities and products working on these sources in India. Adani Green Energy Ltd’ has recently contributed to opening the world’s largest solar power plant in Tamil Nadu. ‘GreenBlue’, an international company, has been manufacturing goods and systems that are more environmentally sustainable. 

In my opinion, we, also, as responsible citizens and inhabitants of our nation and planet, should try our level best in adapting to these safe sources of energy and encourage others to follow suit. If not at a high level, we can start with ourselves and incorporate solar power in households.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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