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  1. Abstract.
  2. Introduction.
  3. The alternate energy sources available to us.
    1. Wind energy.
    2. Solar energy.
    3. Thermal energy.
    4. Hydroelectric energy.
  4. Electric utilities.
  5. Harnessing of the solar energy.
  6. Impact.
  7. Key elements of a renewable-intensive energy future.
  8. Policy initiatives.
  9. Future of energy with alternate energy.

This article explains the importance of the alternate energy. The traditional energy which we are using is not going to be adequate for our future needs and that too it reached its peak. Apart from its inadequate supply it is also producing enormous amount of pollution which is questioning the very existence of some living organisms. To overcome these problems switching over to the alternate energy usage is a viable option left to us. Even though it is also having its own negative points but it is the best option available now. The article also explains the porns and corns of all the alternate energy sources and the future of alternate energy. It also justified the option with some data and how some organizations are planning to set up alternate resource setups. It enlisted the key elements of a renewable-intensive energy future and also the policy initiative that can be taken to encourage alternate energy proposal.

[...] Department of Energy that resulted in the testing of many solar power systems. One of the world's first photovoltaic residences that were named as Solar One was built by the University of Delaware in the year 1973. Apart from the photovoltaic technology there was also advancement in the investigations of other solar energy alternatives such as transferring of the solar heat into fluid, which can be used for warming of the buildings, heating the water, and even generation of electricity? [...]

[...] Most of the alternate energy sources are from nature itself and there won't be unnecessary interference of other countries. It is very difficult to comply up with the terms and conditions of the oil producing countries. While using the alternate energy sources we can protect our sovereignty of the nations and can minimize wars for oil and also the oil politics of the world can get marginalized. Initially the solar-electric modules were costly. The technological advancement made these cost effective. [...]

[...] New environmental and safety regulations were also implemented by the federal government increasing the utility costs to a further extent, also requiring utilities for the purchasing of alternative energy sources like that of the solar energy. In the late 1970's the strategy of the grow and build for the electric power industry was not plausible as adoption many different strategies has been taken up by the industry, different sections following different tracks based on differing views about the future. Percepting that the economic growth would recover and the renewable energy sources would not be able to meet the needs of the increasing demand, many utilities such as Commonwealth Edison, Carolina Power and Light, Long Island Lighting, etc were followed with the modification of the grow and build strategy. [...]

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