Powering The Future: What Exactly Is Green Energy?

It is a term that you are going to hear about more and more as we are nearing depletion of fossil fuels, but what exactly green energy is? Which energy supplies really deserve to be called green, and what may be the future of replaceable energy? How can you contribute to a greener future, starting now?

Green energy is defined as the energy produced with the minimal impact on the ecosystem. What that method is that the amount of unhealthy byproducts produced during the energy generation are negligible compared to coal, oil or gas, so strength can be produced without polluting the ecosystem. Environmentally friendly and non-polluting supplies of energy are called “green” because they lower carbon emissions and create less pollution.

The supplies of green energy are replaceable and include solar, geothermal, wind, and hydro (water) energy. Green energy can be generated from biofuels (ethanol, biodiesel) and biomass (waste) in addition. Some also consider nuclear energy as a form of green energy. It is important to notice that not all bio energy supplies are clean and green: for example, wood is an excellent source of energy, but using wood for fuel is unhealthy to the ecosystem and its combustion produces unhealthy byproducts.

Energy conservation is an important part of the replaceable energy paradigm. Using green energy is always connected to practices such as recycling and minimizing the waste and pollution. For example, using solar energy cells in order to store and make strength, you create no waste and no pollution while harvesting the energy from the sun, and there are no unhealthy byproducts to speak of.

Did you know that your electricity can be green, too? It works the same as your current electricity supply, but the supplies that your utility or a green strength provider satisfy into the grid that powers your home are replaceable.

When you switch to green strength, you will know that you are not contributing to the climate change and environmental pollution, and your carbon footprint is reduced. You will be using energy supplies that are replaceable and do not draw on resources which are going to be depleted or become too expensive in the near future.

Rest assured, green energy can replace fossil fuels in all areas: electricity, water and space heating, and fuel. As a matter of fact, it is estimated that in North America alone, there is enough geothermal energy stored under the ground to generate ten times as much electricity as coal does today!

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