How to Promote Renewable Energy

Renewable energy will potentially be very cheap once infrastructure and technology  improve since it is not only reliable but plentiful, too. For those who are not sure what renewable energy comprises of – we are talking hydropower and tidal energy, solar, geothermal, wind, plus biofuels that are grown and harvested without fossil fuels. When it comes to nonrenewable energy, it requires costly explorations and potentially dangerous mining and drilling. This nonrenewable energy, such as coal and petroleum, will become more expensive as supplies demand increases.

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This is why renewable energy is great – it produces only minute levels of carbon emissions! This means that it  helps combat climate change caused by fossil fuel usage.

What does it mean Renewable Energy?

If you are wondering how energy can be constantly renewed, here’s your answer – it is constantly replenished  by sunlight. This is, of course, aside from geothermal and tidal energies.

The wind is caused by uneven solar heating of the Earth’s surface with the sunlight also fueling the water cycle. This cycle is harnessed through hydropower, including hydroelectric dams. There are also less invasive systems that harness streams or ocean currents.

With enough sunlight, biofuels are grown and as for geothermal energy, we consider it renewable because it is produced by radioactive decay in the Earth’s core, which isn’t expected to cool down any time soon. The tides are caused by gravitational pull of the sun and moon.

Why use sustainable energy?

If you love your planet and hope to live on it for many more years as well as save it for the future generations, you’ll turn to sustainable energy no questions asked. Why? Well, for starters it plays a vital role in the fight against climate change. In the quest to reduce carbon footprints and GHG (green house gas) emissions, it will be necessary to combine the reduction of energy demand and wasted energy, research and investment in new technologies, the use of existing renewable energy technologies, and  improved energy efficiency of existing technologies.

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Sustainable energy: a global context

As the world population continues to grow, discussions on sustainable energy play a crucial role in climate change policy and future urban development.  For reductions in carbon emissions through research, technology, cost-effective means, education and policy, investment and research in sustainable energy is more than required – in fact, it is an absolute must!

Accessibility

Oil reserves, natural gas and coal are finite and hidden. An unknown and limited amount of each resource is buried under the ocean or deep underground . With each new harvest, finding new sources becomes more complicated and above all difficult and expensive. Further, any new exploiting is facing a more challenging and sometimes more dangerous undertake. Oil sands which are considered marginal reserves, require the burning of huge amounts of natural gas. This is due to the fact they can be refined into usable oil. Catastrophic accidents can be the outcome of under the ocean floor drilling. Contrary to this, renewable energy is as easy to find as wind or sunlight.

Climate Change

Now more than ever we are witnesses of climate change and guess what? We are the ones actively causing it. Latest scientific research confirm that global warming and overall climate change are caused by human production of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. Climate change may cause widespread extinctions, can lead to damage of agriculture, imperil clean water supplies and aid the spread of tropical diseases.

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What can you do to help?

If you are a conscious inhabitant of planet Earth, you have long time ago started doing things good for the environment and the Planet, things like recycling. However, it is not just recycling that does the trick. There are a few things more you can do. Here are some of them:

Become a participant in utility programs

These types of programs are often voluntary with all the proceeds going toward the purchase of renewable energy.  Basically, signing up means you are buying a biomass renewable energy project or the clean energy from a neighbor’s solar energy system.

Spread the word

The more people included in the action, the better. Spreading the word about these voluntary programs and explaining potential volunteers a thing or two about renewable energy is the best way to go. Be the person behind this green revolution and encourage others to do the same. You can do this through campaigns, support groups, useful marketing merchandise, etc.

The more people are included in the action, the better chances we have in saving out wonderful planet. Promote renewable energy any chance you get, thinking about better future for your planet!

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