The cheapest energy comes from coal, which is very polluting, but necessary for economic growth. Do you think the price of poorer health, farmland, and general environment is too high to pay for prosperity? What is your opinion?
We Should Reduce Our Dependency on Coal
Accounting for 70 percent of China's energy supply, coal has fueled China's economy. However, as an extremely dirty source of power, coal imposes huge costs on people's health and general environment. As far as I am concerned, the cost is too high.
Firstly, deterioration of the environment and people's health will in turn halt economic growth. The environment, as a resource-provider, exerts direct influence on economic production, and is closely related to the living standards, health condition and longevity of people. Once certain damage is done, we will have to suffer from the horrendous consequences. The “retaliation”of nature comes in forms of resource exhaustion, water and soil erosion, natural disasters and so forth. In this situation, the economy is certain to be affected, The overuse of coal, which will finally yield severe results, is a perfect example. Secondly, economic development should not sacrifice people's health and the environment. It is the government's responsibility to ensure a good environment for the sake of people's health. Unfortunately, coal induces considerable environmental hazards which can be noticed at local and global level.
"Prosperity" is a state when a society is socially arid environmentally thriving, not just confined to economic growth. Therefore, we should reduce coal dependency and move towards a future where energy supply is both environmentally friendly and sustainable, (218 words)
1.Coal used to be thought of as a cheap form of energy since it is so readily available, but it is no longer really true in wider economic terms.
2.Coal has enabled China to greatly improve its economic situation, but its contamination of the atmosphere has caused health problems in the population and poisoned much farmland,
3.The modernization of technology, systems and lifestyles that coal has enabled now puts us in a position to seriously invest in alternative energies like wind, wave,and solar power．