The process of burning fossil fuels to produce steam for power cannot solve the market demand for energy consumption, despite conservation efforts by industries stretched to their limits. National security, energy and environmental challenges are forcing governments to seek alternatives to fossil fuels.
Can the production of renewable energy, wind, and/or solar farms reduce our need for carbon based fuels despite limited policy enforcement directed at reducing environmental conflicts?
Conservation of our natural resources begins with perception that change is good. Despite environmental costs, large corporations are making the rules. As small business and communities grow the overwhelming need for energy production is outstripping our energy supply, creating a gap between renewable and sustainable energy supplies.
Fracking technologies used for the extraction of natural gas from shell rock are creating dissolution in the mindset of its consumers that fossil fuel supplies will last. Fracking using “unknown chemicals” poisons under ground water systems by releasing methane into water wells in rural areas were fracking occurs. Energy producers have little concern due to the demand for larger metropolitan areas, whose demand stresses un-equitable shares of energy. Environmental degradation and lack of oversight by the E.P.A. has caused environmental regulators to investigate into fracking’s effects on rivers, streams, drinking water and human health.
Economic growth, energy policy and political influence under Govenor Andrew Cuomo, and the New York Department of Envionrmental Conservation supporting the fracking industry, has failed to regulate renewable energy conservation methods towards a greener sustainable lifestyle. Despite future goals, sustainable technologies do have environmental impacts of their own. These findings justify the need for further energy growth and distribution methods in which to deliver renewable wind, solar, and hydrological solutions, despite ecological and global impacts on future energy demands.
An over abundance of cheap energy, may be blamed for the low level of commitment to energy conservation. As companies strive to produce unsustainable limits, the political forum entices energy companies to continue to build larger supplies to meet future energy growth despite economic downturns due to higher energy costs.
The failure to recognize alternatives to carbon based fuel sources will continue to drive up petroleum and oil costs towards devastating levels in which, not only degradation to the environment is apparent, but the collapse of global economic system will start to develop.