Why must renewable resources be managed?  

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Our industrial development and growth has largely been fueled by fossil fuels. Our ever-increasing demands coupled with the finite quantity of fossil fuels and their role in climate change has prompted us to look for alternative energy sources. Renewable resources such as solar energy, wind power, and tidal energy have...

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Our industrial development and growth has largely been fueled by fossil fuels. Our ever-increasing demands coupled with the finite quantity of fossil fuels and their role in climate change has prompted us to look for alternative energy sources. Renewable resources such as solar energy, wind power, and tidal energy have gained a lot of attention as potential replacements for fossil fuels.

These renewable resources need to be managed carefully. We know that we cannot exhaust these resources, but indiscriminate adoption of renewable options is also not a viable scenario. Good examples of solar power concerns include how much solar power should be adopted and at what cost. Several governments are blindly setting unrealistic targets for renewable resources and such haphazard manners of adoption are going to be too fruitful. An example is the use of biofuels generated from corn, which has threatened this food crop and also incentivized the cultivation of cash crops instead of food crops.

We are in an infancy stage of renewable resource adoption and we need to manage these resources carefully.

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