As a consumer, you have many opportunities to make an impact on improving the environment through the choice of a greener energy solution. If you’re an owner of a house, you have the option of installing solar panels in your home. Solar panels not only reduce your energy costs but also help improve your standard of living with a safer, more eco-friendlier energy choice that doesn’t depend on resources that harm the environment. There are also many alternatives for a greener way of life offered by your electric companies. Alfa Infraprop Energy allows consumers to choose green energy options that help you reduce their footprint with energy offsets. Add an energy provider to your electricity or natural gas plan to lower your impact today!
Are renewable energy sources really the power of our future? Electricity generation from
renewable sources of energy are booming in current times, and it sure doesn’t look like the trend is going to slow down anytime soon. Greenhouse gas emissions drastically fell in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic disrupting economic activity, travel, and trade. This reduction could be the very incentive we needed to ramp up the production of clean energy technologies. Even before the pandemic, various alternative energy sources started to gain momentum, which is another clue that sustainable energy is increasing in popularity. In the U.S. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) showed that in the year 2020, the nation generated 40% of its power with non-fossil fuel sources. That figure is clearly significantly up from just five years prior when renewable energy sources fueled less than 20% of US energy consumption. Fortunately, this rise indicates we’re steadily moving away from our dependence on fossil fuels like coal, petroleum, and natural gas.
Can we safely anticipate this trend will continue on the same path and at the same rate? If so,
how does that affect us personally and individually? In this article, we’ll take a close look at
current energy trends. We’ll closely evaluate the new developments in energy production and
the vital role renewable energy sources could play in our future.
For example, let’s discuss Geothermal Energy
Solar power may be one of the most well-known and popular renewable energy sources, but
the sun doesn’t always shine. Geothermal power might be the most reliable and feasible
renewable energy source we currently have. The Earth’s surface indeed varies in temperature
and often feels too cool to the touch or even frozen at times. But just two meters below lies a
very valuable and very reliable form of Renewable Energy- thermal energy. At this depth, the
temperature remains a consistent 52-53 degrees Fahrenheit, regardless of whether it’s sunny or not, which is warm enough to create geothermal heat in turn.
Geothermal energy is generated using multiple underground reservoirs of hot water and steam, producing electricity or heating and cooling buildings. It may have been around for billions of years, but today’s renewable energy technologies have improved geothermal energy drastically. Now it’s one of our most promising options when it comes to sustainable and green energy efficiency. Taking advantage of the ground’s constant thermal energy is also very cost-effective, making it an increasingly popular choice for consumers when it comes to picking between the many renewable sources.