The United States federal government should substantially increase alternative energy incentives in the US.
oil prices and mounting environmental concerns continue to remind
Americans of the need for a more effective energy policy. Fossil fuels
are expensive, release dangerous greenhouse gases, and prolong our
dependence on foreign oil.
There is no quick solution to the energy crisis. Many options, such as
ethanol, may create shortages in other markets. Additionally,
alternative energy sources are often costly and require large, long-term
investments. While the demand for renewable energy is widely
acknowledged, the best means to achieve energy independence are under
debate. By increasing alternative energy incentives, the government
encourages people to make more responsible choices in regards to their
use of petroleum and other fossil fuels. Plans affirming the resolution
call for the use of geothermal, hydroelectric, nuclear, solar, wind, and
water power, as well as the development of new technologies and improved
conservation efforts. Some objections to these plans may include their
impact on foreign policy, as well as the actual effectiveness of
This collection of articles examines fossil fuels and their effect on
the environment; it also explores alternative energy sources, and
government legislation seeking to reform the existing energy policy.
Understanding these important topics will help you create a clear and
comprehensive argument, as well as inspire additional research.