Renewable energy is a subject that the Obama Administration has taken great interest in. The government is trying to deviate from traditional energy sources like natural gas and petroleum that pollute when burned. Alternative forms of energy include hydroelectricity, nuclear energy, wind energy, solar energy, geothermal energy, biofuel, and the hydrogen economy.
One promising form of alternative energy in Utah is wind energy, in which energy from the movement of wind is collected in windmills, or wind turbines. A wind turbine is the opposite of a fan; the wind turns the blades, which turn a shaft, which then connects to a generator to make electricity. Along with wind energy, solar energy is also very promising in the desert climate of Utah. In this allotted time, I did not determine which source of energy is most promising as green energy in America’s future, but I can now conclude that Utah has a lot of potential for improvement in terms of the utilization of renewable resources.Tags: clean energy green energy oil