In which direction is our energy consumption pattern heading these days ? Definitely, the signs are not very good as we have almost consumed the fossil fuels literally. So, what can be the ways to derive the necessary energy without depleting the existing sources or harming the environment. Renewable sources of energy like solar energy, wind energy, biofuels etc., are not the perfect option for meeting the energy requirements. However, wherever feasible, these sources are being harnessed to the fullest all over the globe.
Even in the US, there have been a number of wind, solar, hydroelectric and bio-fuel plant installations that reflects how well the pattern of renewable energy usage is flourishing. At least 34 states of the US have hydroelectric plants and so is the case with the wind farm installations. But are these sources actually reliable enough to meet peak & constant demands ? Well, in comparison to the nuclear & natural gas electric power plants, these renewable energy installations lack far behind. From the point of economy as well, nuclear & natural gas electric power plants lead the edge.
An alternative energy book named Renewable Energy : A Common Sense Energy Plan covers this subject in a better way. Written by Brad Linscott, this book on renewable energy will prove to be a valuable content for those looking for expert guidance on this complicated subject. Unlike other solar energy, wind turbines books; various aspects pertaining to the renewable energy sources have been covered under this book. You can buy the book from Amazon.