Tuesday, September 26, 2006
There has been a new push for alternative energy due to the increasing fuel costs. Because of this we now see and have alternative fuels available. There has been a new push for bio-diesel to be used in semi’s and large trucks because the engines are cleaner burning, which is better for both the equipment and the environment. Even in the small town of New Glarus, you can now find bio-diesel.
In addition, renewable energy resources are increasingly being used. Small businesses and some homeowners can now afford solar panels to help provide energy to their house or business. Shown here is a solar panel on the Labor Temple in Madison. Other renewable energy resources being used are windmills to run wells and power generators. Geo-thermal energy is being experimented with to heat large buildings and schools.
Admittedly, the use of alternative energy resources is not widespread, but every day more people are using them and every little bit counts, and will affect the world we live in, from flowers to raindrops.