Energy Planning Proposal

Energy Planning Proposal
Majida Ismaili Alaoui
October 14, 2013
Brandy Schroeder

Energy Planning Proposal
Energy sources cost money, in particular to service large areas, money is not the only factor to evaluate, but quality of the energy and its safety should be in the view while taking a decision to select one that can evolve both factors. Renewable energy has many positive aspects, and it can be a good choice for the city and its environment. This energy renews itself, without the threat of running out, or depleting. Renewable energy is cost effective, does not cause pollution, nor emit greenhouse gases, which is good for the city environment and far from causing global warming.
There are many energy sources available, and after evaluating the cons and pros of each one, the city came up with the best choice that can suit its needs, which is wind power, hydroelectric, and nuclear power sources. With an estimate of 10 billion dollars, this amount can cover the cost of these sources and enough finding to begin the plan.
Wind is a clean source of renewable energy, it does not produce any air or water pollution, plus wind is free. The cost of its operations is nearly nothing once a turbine is erected. Mass production and technology are making turbines cheaper, and many governments offer tax incentives to encourage wind development.
Hydroelectric is a renewable energy is generated by the force of falling water. It is considered as one of the cleanest sources of energy, reliable and cost effective. Water is needed to make the hydroelectric power unit function. The water is held behind a dam to form a reservoir; the power or the strength of the water released from the reservoir through the dam spins the blades of a turbine. After the water has produced energy, it flows back to the reservoir for re-use.
Nuclear energy is a power that does not burn anything to produce energy. There are no dangerous or harmful gases to endanger the environment. This...