Although there may be a number of environment-disturbing effects of using fossil fuels like coal, petrol and natural gas; still these are being used to the fullest. One of the main reasons behind such increased usage is their high efficiency. These fossil fuels take more than thousand years for natural formation and the current pace of their depletion suggests that people may have to bear the load of excessively high prices for energy usage in the coming time.
Reliance on the renewable energy substitutes like wind, solar etc., may not prove to be the most feasible option due to the low efficiency aspect involved with them. However, numerous solar power installations and wind farms have been created in the US to get a bit of relief from the pinch of soaring energy demands.
Nowadays, you can get a solar energy book named “Renewable Energy : A Common Sense Energy Plan” that takes into account the practicability of renewable energy options available at present. Brad Linscott has also covered the impending energy problems faced by the US along with the renewable energy activities that have taken place there to counter the problematic situation.
This book on renewable energy also includes a detailed comparison between the renewable energy sources, fossil fuels and nuclear fuels. The author has also discussed the role of fossil fuels and foreign oil in our future. People interested in getting the book can purchased it easily from the site of Tate publishing.