When you think of energy and sources, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Energy in terms of physical energy? Electricity? Gas? Propane? Natural or renewable sources? Or perhaps non-renewable sources that are becoming rapidly extinct. It can be hard to pinpoint just what it is and what the multiple types are but we all know that the majority of worldwide operations need some source of energy to function at their best.
With companies over the globe turning to “green” sources, it is no wonder that natural gas is becoming more common within the industrial world. Natural gas is found within the confines of the earth, but is it a sustainable resource? Yes and no.
So, what exactly is natural gas and how does it compare to other energy sources? Let’s find out!
Natural gas falls under the category of a non-renewable energy source because once it is completely used, there is no more to be had or found around the globe. Natural gas is a fossil fuel that is found beneath the top layer of the earth and must be removed through an extraction process, either through drilling using an industrial machine or through a pipeline built partially into the earth.
Some other energy sources that are commonly found in a typical industrial setting range from renewable to non-renewable resources. Each type of energy source will fall under one of these categories, so it is important to know the difference.
Renewable Energy Source means any source that is in constant supply and will regenerate itself during and after use. Like wind turbines!
Renewable Energy Sources
Hydroelectric – water converted to energy
Water can be reused and recycled to create a continuous source of energy
Solar – the use of the sun’s rays’ to create energy
Wind – the use of wind and air to create energy
A clean source of energy
Non-renewable Energy Source means is any source that is in supply but over time, will fail to meet the demands of the industrial sector. Will not regenerate itself after use and cannot be regenerated as it is a natural occurrence of the earth over millions of years.
Non-Renewable Energy Source
*coal, propane, etc.
Emissions from burning fossil fuels damage the ozone layer and contribute to climate change.Once gone, it cannot be regenerated
Sustainable resources, renewable energy and environmental conservation concept.Now that it has been discovered what natural gas is and how it measures up against other energy sources, it is no wonder that more companies are expanding outside of the mindset of using a non-renewable resource for their energy needs. More companies are switching over to a sustainable energy source and they are looking for ways to use the materials available to them on a daily basis as a conversion tool for a renewable energy source.
To discover ways to lower the amount of energy you are currently using in your daily life, such as through your utility and water usage at home, visit your local utility provider for ways to reduce energy consumption and in turn, lower your monthly bills!
The earth is our home and is the home to numerous special organisms from animals to plants to the sky. It is our responsibility to maintain our home and keep it safe from harm, which is difficult to do when companies insist on using a non-renewable resource as energy.
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