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Why is Conventional Energy Friendless to Earth?



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In this recent year, most of the country in the earth, especially in the developing country still use conventional energy like petroleum,coal,natural gas, and other unrenewable energy. Indeed, not all of the energy bring damage and destruction in the developing country, especially if we look from environmental side. From the environmental side, natural gas didnít give large contribution on the environmental pollution. But, there are some organization and non-governmental organization (NGO) which condemn the use of unrenewable/conventional energy because its bad effect to the environment, whether it is biotic or abiotic environment.
They give evidence and example the use of natural gas in various sector dan region in southeast alone has give pollution contribute about 5-10% from the total of air pollution. The use of natural gas on the state-runned bus in Indonesia state of Jakarta for example. Although the indonesian experts have said that the natural gas used by TransJakarta is healthier and eco-friendly compared to the petroleum use, but the gas still increased the CO2 and caused pollution in Jakarta. Also, the use of gases in the factories prove to cause pollution with the countable level.

That is only the natural gas sector. According to Greenpeace and other general research, petroleum is the main driver of fuel economy and accounts for a much greater environmental pollution. For example, in formerly fertiles Cepu areas, the discovery of oil sources other natural resources create the land become less noticeable. After independence and the state oil company began to observe the area, surrounding communities began to be tempted by the high oil prices-likely-they expect to be enhancing their living standards. It should be recognized, agriculture does not provide results as quickly as oil. However, after most of the population around the turn to the oil sector, in fact they did not get welfare. Please note that the extraction of oil carried by people around Cepu, Bojonegoro, both small and medium-sized oil miners, not as modern and as advanced by the big oil companies that contribute less to the surrounding community.

Elsewhere in the world, we can see that socially, the impact of oil extraction to the surrounding community is not necessarily advantageous. As in the middle east. Indeed, in saudi arabia oil gives very large contribution to the country. There, the oil wealth, as issued by the oil ministry and interior ministry saudi arabia, high oil contributes to the state revenue. However, on the continent of Africa, the oil becomes a kind of curse, or rather the "curse of the black gold". Most of the oil profits do not flow to the people, but-as shown-a handful of certain classes of government. In addition, oil processing that is not wise to make air and water pollution is increasing. As a result felt not only in Africa but around the world (global). It has been proved by a team of researchers from universities and nongovernmental organizations. Indeed, oil is not only a contributor to environmental damage and pollution that have occurred and have broad impact on the weather such as hurricanes, storms, tornadoes, and the warming of the atmosphere. However, it would be better if we are able to divert the use of conventional fuels to the other types of fuel that is more beneficial to society, more environmentally friendly, and renewable.



Fossil fuels emit more carbon dioxide.
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Fossil fuels trigger the occurence of global warming.
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If sunbeams were weapons of war, we would have had solar energy centuries ago.

– Sir George Porter, quoted in The Observer, 26 August 1973

The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.

– Ralph Nader, quoted in Linda Botts, ed., Loose Talk, 1980

Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.

– Henry David Thoreau

There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren't for our lungs there'd be no place to put it all.

– Robert Orben

There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed.

– Mohandas K. Gandhi

Modern technology
Owes ecology
An apology.

– Alan M. Eddison

Don't blow it - good planets are hard to find.

– Quoted in Time

Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites.

– William Ruckelshaus, Business Week, 18 June 1990

I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?

– Robert Redford, Yosemite National Park dedication, 1985

Your grandchildren will likely find it incredible - or even sinful - that you burned up a gallon of gasoline to fetch a pack of cigarettes!

– Paul MacCready, Jr.

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.

– Native American Proverb

When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves.

– David Orr

How long can men thrive between walls of brick, walking on asphalt pavements, breathing the fumes of coal and of oil, growing, working, dying, with hardly a thought of wind, and sky, and fields of grain, seeing only machine-made beauty, the mineral-like quality of life?

– Charles A. Lindbergh, Reader's Digest, November 1939

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.

– Richard P. Feynman

Living in the midst of abundance we have the greatest difficulty in seeing that the supply of natural wealth is limited and that the constant increase of population is destined to reduce the American standard of living unless we deal more sanely with our resources.

– W.H. Carothers




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