I have chosen to study renewable energy and its importance in the world today. “We’re in a race against time with climate change”(). It is important to me because it could end up being the key to human survival. I believe that everyone is impacted by this issue because there will be no survival without it. Why there are “ substantial obstacles in the drive to cut carbon”() it can be done. 

The article entitled “Scotland’s Energy Future Faces Major Obstacles,” written by Andrew Black, is an in-depth look at trade-offs that Scotland faces in their fight for renewable energy. According to the author, Scottish and UK governments are trying to cut carbon consumption as their primary energy source. At the same time, Scotland’s “big energy” companies are contributing to the fight for renewable energy by investing in more green energy. Scotland is one of the few countries that can rely on renewable energy 100% of the time when “conditions are favorable.” The article states that while Scotland has made progress, even more, can be done Scotland is working towards decreasing energy demand, stricter laws on building both new housing and other significant new buildings, and an improved ability to store more energy

The article titled “From Walmart To Google, Companies Teaming Up To Buy More Solar and Wind Power”illustrates the environmental goals of big energy consumers like Google of Walmart. Camila Domonoske, the author, focuses this article about how big companies are working towards using more renewable energy. For instance, according to Domonoske, Walmart is using energy from solar panels that they have built-in order to use a higher percentage of renewable energy. Domoske also discusses the challenges that big companies face as they move towards more renewable energy. One of the main obstacles is managing the fact the most solar and wind-powered energy sources do not supply energy consistently; rather, they do it in bursts. This makes it nearly impossible for a company to rely on these energy sources entirely. By using many individual references and facts, this article was useful in explaining the great strides that big companies are taking toward a more energy-efficient future as well as the barriers they face.

I have chosen to study renewable energy and its importance in the world today. “We’re in a race against time with climate change”(). It is important to me because it could end up being the key to human survival. I believe that everyone is impacted by this issue because there will be no survival without it. Why there are “ substantial obstacles in the drive to cut carbon”() it can be done. 

The article entitled “Scotland’s Energy Future Faces Major Obstacles,” written by Andrew Black, is an in-depth look at trade-offs that Scotland faces in their fight for renewable energy. According to the author, Scottish and UK governments are trying to cut carbon consumption as their primary energy source. At the same time, Scotland’s “big energy” companies are contributing to the fight for renewable energy by investing in more green energy. Scotland is one of the few countries that can rely on renewable energy 100% of the time when “conditions are favorable.” The article states that while Scotland has made progress, even more, can be done Scotland is working towards decreasing energy demand, stricter laws on building both new housing and other significant new buildings, and an improved ability to store more energy

The article titled “From Walmart To Google, Companies Teaming Up To Buy More Solar and Wind Power”illustrates the environmental goals of big energy consumers like Google of Walmart. Camila Domonoske, the author, focuses this article about how big companies are working towards using more renewable energy. For instance, according to Domonoske, Walmart is using energy from solar panels that they have built-in order to use a higher percentage of renewable energy. Domoske also discusses the challenges that big companies face as they move towards more renewable energy. One of the main obstacles is managing the fact the most solar and wind-powered energy sources do not supply energy consistently; rather, they do it in bursts. This makes it nearly impossible for a company to rely on these energy sources entirely. By using many individual references and facts, this article was useful in explaining the great strides that big companies are taking toward a more energy-efficient future as well as the barriers they face.

In the article, “Michael Bloomberg Promises $500 Million to Help End Coal,” New York Times journalist, Lisa Friedman, examines how one former politician is trying to take climate change into his own hands. Friedman explains that Bloomberg’s plans for renewable energy are inspiring politicians as well as other wealthy individuals to donate to the future of energy. According to this article, it would take 950 billion dollars to go 100% renewable. This includes 800 billion dollars for the actual machines and another 150 billion for the extra storage capacity.  Friedman argues that what Bloomberg is doing is more about starting a movement and less about what he is doing. We have Bloomberg and others like him to thank for thinking creatively, for dedicating time and resources, and for taking a big step forward in the right direction.

This connects to the There There because they are both about the natrol good and bad in people. Whether if it about a Pow Wow or renewable energy people will always have greed and remorse. And those two emotions both play a large role in There Their and Renewable energy.

In order to understand my topic better I would need to do more research about our planets projected future and what role renewables play in it. I would also have to do more research about how each person can do more to to be more environmentally conscience. I believe that that research should somewhat persuade the reader to eco-friendly.

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  1. Isa 2 months ago

    I am impressed by your post, because its very informative and had many good resources. I think it shows how invested you are in this topic. I do agree with you that this topic is important, and everyone needs to focus in on this to hep. Only error seemed to be three extra paragraphs.

  2. Theo 3 months ago

    An extremely well written and well-informed article. The only real problem seems to be a typing error, as, for me at least, the first three paragraphs are printed twice. Other than that, an very informative and interesting piece.

  3. Sophie 3 months ago

    Hello! I believe you made a lot of great points and gave a lot of good resources that I find very interesting. This is a huge issue and something needs to be done. These were all great ideas. Good Job!

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