CHITRAL: For almost over a century consuming fossil fuels has generated most of the energy required to propel our cars, power our businesses, and keep the lights on in our homes. Even today, oil, coal, and gas provide for about 80 percent of our energy needs.
Using fossil fuels for energy has exacted an enormous toll on humanity and the environment—from air and water pollution to global warming. That’s beyond all the negative impacts from petroleum-based products such as plastics and chemicals.
Of late the world has duly realised the negative impact of fossil fuels on the environment and has starting looking at alternate clean sources of energy. The speed at which the change over to alternate energy is picking up, it would be no wonder that in a decade 100 percent vehicles on our roads would be powered by electricity or clean hydrogen fuel.
Why did the world have to suffer at the hands of fossil fuel when there always was so abundance of clean fuel potential? The reason that comes to mind is that the countries that have been powerful produce fossil fuel, oil, gas etc and they were the one’s who held the keys to scientific research and advancement. Because these countries did not encourage research on Hydel, solar, wind power etc and other clean energy sources, we were deprived of their potential benefits.
Now that the super powers have taken interest in alternate energy production we can hope for a better future for our coming generations and the world at large at least in the realm of environmental goodness. .. CN report, 08 Apr 2021