People around the world have always been going over this question of how we can replace fossil fuels efficiently. Well it would at least take three decades to completely leave behind fossil fuels. If we ever do want to change to alternative energy people would have to change some factors of how they live their day to day life. To start the change we would have to find a different source of energy like from wind, but that would also mean we would have to build more wind turbines. Also we could build more solar panels like putting them up on your roof. Also thanks to air pollution in 2018 there was $2.9 trillion in heath and economic cost and just in a day there is about $8 billion. If we did change to alternative energy it would not just help the environment but also improve heath.
But If we did all of this there would be cons and there are some like renewable energy is not available around the clock like if we have bad weather and the sun is not out the solar panels will not produce energy. Also, technology today is not as efficient as fossil fuels. The efficiency of today's solar panels are between 15% and 20% but coal or other natural gas is at 40% and 60%. Also if we replaced fossil fuels it would take up so much space compared to normal post to generate the same amount of energy.
I personally think we should do something in the middle of both until we find a good way without all the cons I listed. Like when we have better technology to produce alternative energy in a safer and more efficient way.
What do you think we could do to make energy safer/less pollution.
Do you think we should try to replace fossil fuels?