Alternative Forms of Energy

5 Forms of Alternative Energy

Today in this post I will be talking about something very cool: alternative forms of energy! There are lots of alternative forms of energy, but today I am only going to mention five of them. I will try to talk about the pros and cons for each. I hope you enjoy reading about them! 🙂

Cow Energy

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The first alternative form of energy I want to talk about is methane, which is a gas from cows (note that methane also comes from other sources, but here we’re talking about methane from cows). Farmers say that the gas and waste from animals is a major cause of the change in climate. In 2006, cows, goats, and sheep were said to be warming the planet with their greenhouse gases. Scientists are now bottling cow gases and are experimenting. One of the cons of this form of energy is that it is tough for the scientists to bottle up the gases of the cows, but it is definitely worth the effort because we are discovering new alternative forms of energy.

Hydro Energy

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The next alternative form of energy is hydro, also called fuel cells. Hydro (fuel cells) is a very good form of alternative energy because 1) it does not pollute our environment, and 2) it is also clean and renewable. But then again there are a couple cons to hydro too, such as, flooding and endangering wild life. Another con is that blades that collect hydro energy can kill fish and other organisms can be badly injured.

Solar Energy

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Solar energy is another source of alternative energy. A positive of solar panels is that they give no pollution and when set up on rooftops they give electricity. However, the cost of a solar panel is expensive, and at night or on cloudy days your solar panel cannot give electricity because there is no light so you will probably need to use another form of energy as a backup.

Wave Energy

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The next form of alternative energy is wave energy. Wave energy is very good because it gives no gas, waste, or pollution, so it is environmentally friendly. Wave energy does not damage the earth in any way; however, it does affect marine life, which can be hurt from wave energy because of the machines that go into the ocean to collect the wave energy. Wave energy’s performance also drops a lot during a storm.

Wind Energy

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The final form of alternative energy that I’ll discuss is wind energy. Wind energy is a clean energy source, and wind energy can provide energy for many homes. However, as a negative, birds are known for flying through the blades on wind turbines and getting hit; also, wind turbines require a lot of land, which means that there are a lot of trees cut down.

I hope that you have enjoyed my post on alternative forms of energy. I also hope that you have learned a lot from this informative post. Thanks for reading, check back often! 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Alternative Forms of Energy

  1. Excellent post, Rosie. If you’re very interested in this kind of thing, you might want to consider majoring in Science or Engineering in school. Te amo, Rositta. 🙂

  2. Great post, Rosie! What a lot of work you did to find the pros and cons of each alternative source of energy. We will need to do a lot more thinking and problem solving to make sure we have better ways to get the energy we need. Excellent project! Love you. Aunt Peg

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