? asked in EnvironmentGlobal Warming · 1 decade ago

What are methods to produce energy without contributing to global warming?

What are methods to produce energy without contributing to global warming, I know that so far turbines could help us, do you know any others?

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I'm only looking for answers to my question. If you want to comment on something or make a statement or WHATEVER like that, then take it somewhere else, I'm not interested.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Green energy includes natural energetic processes that can be harnessed with little pollution. Anaerobic digestion, geothermal power, wind power, small-scale hydropower, solar power, biomass power, tidal power and wave power fall under such a category. Some versions may also include power derived from the incineration of waste.

  • 1 decade ago

    I like the answer from above that says "Use less Energy" but your question specifically asks about non contribution to global warming.

    The issue is not that we are contributing to climate change (have you ever heard of us making a hurricane go away? Humans are NOT that powerful). It is that we are wasteful and greedy. We may be contributing to smog and unclean AIR, which in turn gives hospitals excessive loads of emergency asthma cases, etc. But

    Let's dry our clothes on lines and 'clothes horses' (I have both) and let's walk to the village if we are close enough. Let's ride a bike if we can to go to the grocery store.

    Let's car pool and 3 families buy from the big stores once a week, or even once a month, and share petrol (gas).

    Those kinds of personal savings use will help YOUR bills and give the rest of the world a chance to catch up.

    The other person named very good uses of alternative fuel production and I hope the research scientists are going full steam ahead on those.

  • Rick
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Let's see now - the 'environmental movement' won't allow any new drilling or refineries = they are the ones spearheading the "Global Warming Theory"

    The 'environmentalists' have successfully shut off building any nuclear power plants for several decades.

    The 'environmentalists' want the USA to 'tear down' all dams = hydroelectric gone.

    The 'environmentalists' shut down 'wind farms' in Kennedy's back yard = 'it will kill the birds'

    "Global Warming" a threat? = Who are you Environ Whackos trying to fool?

  • 1 decade ago

    Nuclear

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  • Questioninger person

    Let me start off by saying we (my family and I) live 100% off of the grid and are completely self-sufficient with a 0% Carbon footprint. I believe this is the first step anyone can make “help the environment”. Once you convert your own life style to a greener more eco friendly route, you can start helping others.

    my home has all the comforts listed above plus some. we live very comfortable without effecting the environment. just saying that tolet you know it's possible. you may not want to go as extreme as me and my family but anywhere in between is something.

    Without getting to in depth here, Using alternative fuels in your vehicles and harnessing your own electricity from the sun, water, earth and wind are the 2 are key elements in making a green transition and erasing your carbon footprint.

    I've been installing home made Solar panels. Solar stoves, Solar batch and inline hot water heaters. Solar radiant heating. Solar home heating and AC, along with home made wind gens and other alternative energy items for the last 3 years.

    You can even make the above projects on site with simple parts from the local hardware stores or auto stores or junk yards. For more info check out some guides I wrote / compiled on how to DIY www agua-luna com

    Again these projects can be accomplished anywhere by anyone.

    if you absolutely can't do anything in your home at least you can put alternative fuels in your car. most major automotive manufacturers (Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors, etc) recommend the use of bio fuels, and nearly every car manufacturer in the world approves ethanol blends in their warranty coverage.

    In fact your probably even driving an ethanol car and didn't even know it.

    The trick is finding fuel.

    I've been producing biofuel for about 3 years now, it's not extremely difficult. Basically you need general household ingredients, a processor (or still for ethanol) and some used oil. Blend it, let separate, screen and use. I complied a guide a while back to help walk you threw the process step by step, just email me or check out..

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    as for recyling the best way i've found without taking money from your won pocket is to join a free freecycle group in your area or visit the habitat for humanity.

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  • 1 decade ago

    no, you can not produce energy with out producing some kind of green house gas.

    The products that you use to cut the GHG had to be made and when they were made they used some kind of energy to make them and they produce green house gas.

    right now we do not have the technology to make anything with out producing green house gas. but it will come!

  • 1 decade ago

    Nuclear, wind, sunlight, hydro (Hoover Dam)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Wind, wave, solar, nuclear, and geothermal come to mind.

  • Ken
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Here's a variety of very interesting ones (some with great potential):

    http://www.logicalscience.com/technology/

  • 1 decade ago

    What about using less energy?

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