Advantages of renewable energy

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Fossil fuels is that they have a terrible impact on the environment. There is a direct correlation between the use of fossil fuels and global warming. Global warming severely impacts the way of life for both human and animal species, and changes weather patterns which includes heat waves, hurricanes and droughts.

With recent tragedy’s resulting from heat waves, hurricanes, droughts, fires and tsunamis, the question of global warming and its impacts, are rising to the forefront of political and social debate.

Supplies of fossil fuels are dwindling all over the world. Because of this, governments and environmentalists are warning people that something needs to be done to keep up with this demand. People are looking at the advantages of renewable energy and whether it is a source of power that they are able to utilize.

If you are looking for a bit of education on the damage from global warming on the earth and its inhabitants. I recommend the documentary ‘An Inconvenient Truth’. You will be surprised and will definitely want to incorporate renewable energy into the design of your home whether you are building new, or wish to make slight changes to your home to make it energy efficient.

One of the greatest advantages of renewable energy is that it is a clean, green form of energy and reduces the carbon footprint on the world through its applications as an energy source. Because of this many, people are choosing to use renewable energy sources such as solar power, wind power and geothermal energy.

Generally. those people who choose to install renewable energy are often those same people that promote green communities. Many of these communities work hard at being environmentally conscious citizens, and do what they can to improve the environment and the world that we live in.

Green cities promote certain environmental policies for people to stick to in order to become more energy efficient and cut down on pollution and damage to the environment. Every year, National Geographic produces the Green Guide. It gives great information about a number of green issues and also lists the top 10 green cities. Is your city going to be featured in this year’s guide?

The advantages of renewable energy could fill a whole book. It is also important that we look at the disadvantages of renewable energy as well. The main disadvantage that screams out at us is the fact that it is too cost prohibitive to install renewable energy technology. Until this improves, only those that have disposable cash will be able to afford the $20,000 it costs to install a PV solar system that contributes enough power to become self-sufficient and reduce the house-hold energy use to zero.

Technology is constantly improving and we are working toward a better future by looking at the many options of renewable energy available.


May 15, 2014

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