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The The US government should undertake a large-scale research and development program to achieve energy independence by the year 2030.
My assertion is that the US government should undertake a large-scale research and development program aimed at achieving energy independence by the year 2030. To stake this claim, allow me to first define what is meant by energy independence. Energy is a word we hear often in the home and around the world. It signifies whether or not something can continue or will fail. Without energy our lives would not be “livable” on our terms. We would have no electricity, no air conditioning, no factories, none of the amenities to which we have grow accustomed. Without energy we would be very dependant on one another for help to survive, and we do not cope well with having to depend on others. America takes pride in its independence and advanced innovations. This will to be independent begs the question; why are we not independent enough and efficient enough to develop a way of acquiring our own energy? The answer is we have!
For years now scientist have been thinking up and developing a system that will produce usable energy from the sun. This is a wonderful idea because the sun is staying in the same place for the rest of time. Realistically, this is an ideal source; it is distributed evenly across our country and we would be recharged every single day. You may be thinking, what if the sun were to burn out? We would lose our entire energy source. Just to put your mind at somewhat of an ease, if the sun burnt out, we would all die instantaneously anyway. Besides, that’s not due to happen for billions of year.
Science and Technology
These systems that have been developed are called Photovoltaic Arrays. The arrays are composed of small components called cells. They absorb the energy rays from the sun like a sponge. Then those photons go through a rigorous process of fighting their way through the layers of the cell. (I’ll find out more about the intricate workings of the photovoltaic arrays, the science and technology behind them).
This source of energy is being tested on real peoples’ homes to get them out in the public eye. The cells are quite cool looking actually. They are sleek black with sheen coating to attract the sun. When the panels of cells are arranged on the edifice, they create a grid pattern just like one would presume to find on most homes in America today.
The only draw back to this wonderfully efficient technology is that we would have practically no need for any of the energy sources we use today. This cutback on source is a problem only because it would put a lot of people out of a job. However, this shift would not be abrupt; it would be progressively slow giving the persons affected time to react and cope by finding a new job or changing their educational concentration.
However, a gigantic plus to the use of photovoltaic energy is the cost! The amount that it would cost you to put the cell panels on your roof and get the energy going is way under what it costs to pay for all your bills each month. Obviously, the initial cost would not be gentle on your wallet but in the long run you will save thousands!
Babygirl13, you have a very good, and obviously very enthusiastic view for your paper. Correcting some minor spelling/grammar mistakes can quickly be fixed with a small amount of proof reading. Also, it's a nice outline, but you really need to go ahead and turn it into an essay format. In the paper, it says nothing about exactly how much energy can be extracted from this source of energy. You tell how "cool" the cells look, but not how effective they are in the home. Do they completely replace all forms of energy just as efficiently? Give actual number reasonings to show that "we would have practically no need for any of the energy sources we use today", because that blanket statement is a bit hard to swallow. So, essentially, pull it together to make an essay, add some figures to support the claims, and "find out more about the intricate workings of the photovoltaic arrays, the science and technology behind them", to quote you. Other than that, looks like a great start to a great paper. Good luck with it.
What you have so far is really great. Your writing is solid and backed by your sources. It would strengthen your argument further if you could find a source or two that have the same conclusion as you. You might not want to use so many slang terms. Other than that, I can't wait to see how your paper turns out in is final essay from. Don't forget about the 1200-1400 word range. hiwarejGT
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- babygirl13 last edited on 16 April 2005 at 3:44 pm by babygirl13