There are different sources of information pertaining to the different sources of energy. Different scholarly articles and books have been written on the matter, but some are more informative than others. There are different works of writing on the same topic, but some tend to be more informative and enlightening than others. In class, there are different articles made available to the students to improve their understanding of the different energy sources. The topic of discussion in class is the different and alternative sources of energy. One article used as study material used in the classroom to enhance the knowledge of the students indicates that wind energy is the most vital alternative energy source. On the contrary, another author states that solar energy is the most essential alternative (Plumer). The latter is more convincing because of the manner with which the ideas have been laid out, and th appeal to which it has on the audience. The purpose of this essay is to enhance the argument that the latter article is more persuasive to the audience, as well as offer a persuasive argument backing up this premise.
According to Plumer, it is difficult to tap into wind energy because the machinery used is expensive, and the power provided by this alternative energy source is not adequate to mark it as a vital alternative to electricity. He notes that, with all the effort to tap into wind energy and use it as an alternative, it only accounts for three percent of the country’s electricity. “Wind is a credible source of new generation in the United States, but the industry is at a risk of shrinking dramatically.” Plumer makes an observation that there is potential in wind as an alternative energy source. However, the high costs of using this alternative energy source are a hindrance to the development of the wind energy industry.
Both articles indicate that there are different energy sources in the world, only that minimal action has been taken to ensure that they are utilized. Residential energy in the US will rise by 25% of its current consumption in the next 15 years (Walker). Tapping into renewable energy sources is an alternative to ensure that the population does not overburden the current and increasing energy consumption needs of the population. This article gives the importance of having solar energy as an alternative source and the advantages of using this alternative. It is more informative to the audience because it appeals to their needs, and offers them a cheaper, more accessible source of energy.
“The future belongs to renewable energy.” (Walker). Walker notes that in the foreseeable future, individuals, homes and institutions will need to substitute their use of electricity with other renewable sources of energy. It is improbable to state with absolute certainty on the duration that natural resources such as the world supply of oil or natural gas will last, but alternative energy sources such as solar energy are proven to supersede these energy sources with time.
It is evident that the former author is skeptical about wind energy as an alternative form of energy while the latter advocates for the use of solar energy as the ultimate alternative source. The article about solar energy is the most informative to the audience because as the author suggests it is cheaper and more attainable compared to any other energy source. Walker makes a convincing argument to his audience and gives the different advantages of having to use this form of energy. He notes that it is cheaper and easily accessible to all individuals in any country. The most appealing aspect about the solar energy is that it is renewable and is always accessible as long as one has a panel to harness this power. Walker’s format of presenting his ideas is more effective because the audience can understand the content easily.
The manner with which he presents his ideas if efficient in delivering the message to the audience and convincing them that solar energy is the most efficient form of alternative energy. There are descriptive statistics that enlighten the audience as well as give them an opportunity to assess this method of alternative energy. An analysis of the two articles by any reader invokes a positive attitude towards solar energy and skepticism towards wind energy as a form of alternative energy. This is a measure that is successful in noting that the article about solar energy is effective in educating the audience.
It is evident that, with the current trend in power and energy consumption, there is a need for an effective and efficient method of alternative energy. There are different authors with different sentiments about different sources of alternative energy. Wind and solar energy are the most popular sources of alternative energy. It is the duty of the author to convince his readers which method of financing is more efficient than the other. Walker authors the most convincing article as opposed to the article on Wind energy by Plumer. He notes that solar energy is cheaper and more accessible to the general public as compared to wind energy. It is also cheaper to install and use. Walker is optimistic about the prospects of solar energy in future, whereas Plumer is skeptic about wind energy due to its high costs and low returns. It is, therefore, evident that the latter article is more efficient than the former in convincing the audience about a form of alternative energy.