Defining your environment
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Defining your environment
Definingmy environment goes beyond my lifestyle into the practices that I getinvolved
in.However my Lifestyle is superior since I do not use electricity inmy house. Instead, I
preferusing the solar energy over power. Though this lifestyle appears tobe good to
me,to those using electricity it would cost them a few dollars to trimtheir budget. That
involvesvacating the use of electricity and embracing solar energy.
Whatthis would mean to the government will be loss in the monthly andannual income
generatedfrom utilization of electricity in households. It would also boostthe
consumptionof solar energy in most households and increase the incomes solar to
companies.If the energy regulator collects $8000 a month in Alabama, then halfof this
usesolar, several watts of electricity and revenue of up to$ 4000 willbe lost. With such
ahuge loss, it would mean that the government loses big. Take the$4000 lost in
Alabamatimes the number American states this will overburden government
expenditure.Suppose the number of states is 30, multiplying the number by theamount
lostin one state which is $4000, 120,000 dollars will be lost monthly
anda dozen of millions annually.  Considering that the world hasover 150 states,
multiplyingthat with $4000 would mean that the world will lose $616000 in amonth.
Theseare the human actions that are put into question by several writerson climate
changeas their mistakes have caused global problems (Meyer, 2000)In 2012for
instance,Japan released a global footprint report on bio capacity which statedin part
thatall life on earth relies on one basic biological relationship in thebiosphere: energy
fromthe sun on earth (Government, 2012) a similar report argued thatBusinessesand
governmentsmust manage energy and water resources in tandem or risk major
disruption.(forward, 2014)Authors too have explored the whole idea ofenvironmental
definitionin relation to global footprints. An author stated that if we muststop climate
crisis,we must stop using carbon based fossil fuels. (GORE, 2009). Suchreservations
wereshared among other authors. Addressing global warming and ecologicalfootprint,
JohnHoughton notes hurricanes will continue to trouble human beingsfor decades due
toglobal warming (Houghton, 2009)
existingenvironmental conditions and anticipated environmental impacts
whilethere are many hazards associated with the direct consumption ofelectricity
includingthe greenhouse emissions as opposed to use of the solar, theenvironmental
impactshere include solid waste. Solar energy usually involves the use ofsolar panels
whichare prone to solid waste which ends up polluting the environment? The solar also
relieson the sun for production of its energy. Should there b e no naturallight from the
sun,homes will be exposed to black outs though energy preserving solarpanel do exist.
Speakingof the anticipated environmental impact of solar panels, Nationaloceanic and
AtmosphericAdministration research says that current energy sources do not relyon
meteorologicalfactors as re the renewable energy like solar.
(paper)This means that the use of panels will depend of weather forecastersto define
thefate of many households that would be using the solar. During thewinter season
whenthere is limited sunlight, the households will suffer an energysetback as the
energywill be limited. As such, they require accurate and cloud forecaststo sustain
themselvesaccording to the research. Other than the unpredictable weatherconditions
thatwill hinder to successful assimilation of solar energy into the liveof Americans, the
renewableenergy industry is likely to create more jobs opportunities thatcannot be
outsourced.This will come as a result of new energydepatments creation to assessthe
viabilityof renewable energy
mitigationof adverse impacts
withthe renewable solar energy the nest big thing, realistic approachesto using the
energyis the surety from the weather forecast department on climaticchanges. Specific
weatherstatistics must be provided by relevant authorities to enable theconsumers
experiencethe significance of solar energy first hand. For instance, if the sunis likely to
beavailable for a month, the consumers must be notified to know howmuch of the
energythey will save. A household consuming 300 watts in a week will planitself in
advanceand save the energy in more sources to mitigate the shortage incoming
months.The months with insufficient solar energy ought to be known foralternative
energyremedies to be found.
Adverseenvironmental impact that cannot be avoided
Theintroduction of renewable solar energy has many unavoidable impactson lifestyle
ofAmericans in general. The use of heaters and electric flasks arelikely to change as
theadoptions of solar water heating systems take effect. however thiscomes at a cost
assufficient spaceeto fit the panels is a prerequisite(Boxwell).someof the
environmentalimpact that cannot be avoided with the use of solar energy is the
disposalfactor. Solar panels unlike the hydroelectric power are prone towastage
especiallywhen the panels fail to function. In such instances, they have to bedisposed
offthus creating hazards on composed heaps. The remains of the failedsolar panels
haveto be carefully looked into as recycling them at times isunpredictable. These
effectsare not only unique to me but as well as all solar energy consumersas they
mustas well find actual ways of managing the spoilt solar systems. Butthe economic
perspectiveof renewable solar energy calls for a lot of financial sacrificesfrom the
Thecost of the panel may be incurred once but the cost of maintainingthem will
increasewith time. The durability of the panels is unpredictable but withgreat care for
qualitypurchase can relieve on from regular replacements. This aspectcreated a legal
journey on the use of the solar energy in the united states. The Californiasolar related
legislations2009, chapter 376 provides that electric distribution utilities and
cooperativesshould compensate customer generatorsfor any excess of theelectricity
theysupply. The law also requires the utilities to develop a directpayment system or
imposecredit card usage. The utilities that qualify for incentives are alsocatered for in
thebill(Huffman) .Further , renewable portfolio certification and standardshave to be
proividedby companies running renewable
Growthinducing aspects of solar energy consumpion
Asthe legal provisions in the solar energy bill, the Californiachapter,, universities are
theimmediate beneficiaries of credit on their electricity bill uponusing alternative
energy.The credits will increase the consumption of the solar energy anddecrease
overrelianceon the hydroelectric power energy. While universities enjoy thiscompetitive
advantage,consumers of solar energy will as well be immune from false brokersas all
entitiesselling panels are commissioned and certified for the function. Assuch, the
governmentwill be able to generate sufficient income from this venture and growthe
Alternativeto proposed actions
Thereis no law that operates in absolute. Going by that anecdote,alternative proposed
actionsto the energy bill, there is room for amendments in the bill to bemore inclusive.
Thisis especially so to the certified and commissioned bodies. As theonly accredited
institutionsoffering renewable energy solutions, they should offer it at a largescale to
meetthe ballooning demand for solar energy. In case they are unable tosatisfactorily
offerthe solutions they are intended, the government should rethink itsdecision to
includeother private investors. Described as the clean energy, solar energyhas the
potentialto attract investors considering its growth rate. Currently, solarenergy
contributesa total of 4.4 gigawatts of energy. The associated press reportedthat since the
inceptionof renewable energy in the united states increased by 250% reaching$36.7
billionin 2013. However, there are no good news anymore for most Americansin the
investmentportfolio having been overtaken by China despite leading all the wayto
2008.America still has the potential to lead once again if it adopts theGermany model
onrenewable energy(Borvarnick, 2014). Asa mass producer of renewable energy,
Germanyhas created a world class markets by giving incentives to cleanenergy
producers.Unlike Germany, China leads the world in clean energy courtesy of an
attractiveclean energy market. Having attracted $60.4 billion more than unitedstates, it
hasbeen able to rake in a cumulative total of $250.3 billion in the lastfive years.
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Earthrely on one basic biological relationship