The Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources Worksheet is an effort to help individuals and organizations better understand the sources of their current resources and where they might be going in the future. The report was created by the EIA’s Energy Information Administration, which is a part of the Department of Energy.
To create the report, analysts used information from a variety of resources, including studies and literature, as well as interviews with researchers and government officials, such as governors, mayors, and energy and climate change advisers. They also used data from the U.S. Geological Survey and other agencies. After compiling this information, they then pieced together an overview of resources available in the United States, as well as resources that are available but may become less accessible in the future.
One of the major findings of the report is that while most of the world’s resources are finite, the United States has a lot of non-renewable resources in the form of oil, coal, natural gas, timber, etc. Because the study looked at energy in the United States as well as in other countries, it also found that increasing the production of oil will not necessarily lower the price or bring down the cost of gasoline in the United States.
Additionally, this type of report provides a good basis for how to think about nonrenewable resources, since all of them are related to one another. Knowing the relative scarcity of different types of resources, the study argues, can give individuals and organizations more perspective on the choices they have and how they could potentially change the mix of resources to make better choices. This will allow them to help themselves and others to make decisions that are in their best interest.
The report also provides insight into some of how we use renewable resources, such as wind, solar, and geothermal energy. As the study notes, these resources are growing in popularity because of their relative scarcity, which makes them desirable for home and business use. However, since they are so rare, there may not be enough for everyone to use.
Also, they noted that the analysis of energy resources found that while hydropower is the most abundant resource, it does not match the demand for it. Therefore, most electricity generated in the United States is non-hydroelectric power generation. For businesses, this means using “green” technologies that use less electricity.
Also, the report looks at biofuels, which use plants or animal wastes to produce fuel. They recommend that the use of these fuels is limited because they take longer to break down than traditional fuels, creating a higher ecological footprint. On the other hand, they argue that replacing the amount of corn currently produced with soybeans and canola would cut the amount of corn produced by about 30 percent, which would also result in a lower environmental footprint.
Overall, the report describes the limited supply of renewable resources and how those resources may become limited in the future. It also suggests that managing and reducing the impact on the environment through various options, such as reducing the use of fossil fuels, using renewable sources of energy, and switching to eco-friendly fuels, can be beneficial for everyone.