Over the last decade, the topic of global warming has really heated up. Greenhouse gases have taken their toll on the environment and people have woken up to it. Fortunately, more and more countries are implementing green energy strategies because of its many benefits. Here’s 10 reasons why green energy will soon be the new black.
10. Low Pollution
The electricity we are using is one of the biggest causes for global warming. This process has negative impacts on everything, from melting the arctic ice and raising sea levels, to polluting the air we breathe. Renewable energy drastically reduces greenhouse gases, which in turn will minimise global warming.
9. Healthy Environment
Coal and natural gas exploits pollute our water and air, which obviously directly impacts human health. Renewable energy will increase life expectancy and decrease the risk of heart disease, breathing problems and neurological issues. By using renewable energy, less water is consumed and even less is polluted.
8. Never-Ending Supply
As long as we have our sun, we will have a renewable energy source. As long as the sun is shining, wind will blow and water will flow! Our sun is still due good for another million or so years, chill out!
7. Economic Opportunities
Creating and implementing new technologies lead to many job opportunities. From scientists, to engineers, to architects, to labourers, they all will all benefit from the flow on of jobs. As with any other new domain, it needs testing and constant improving. More jobs mean a steady, happy and wealthy economy. This has a direct influence over living standards and lifestyle conditions. It is considered the renewable energy industry can provide almost three more times the number of jobs that are currently held by workers in the electrical generation industry today.
6. Pricing Stability
Looking at our bills, we can see differences from month to month in the calculus of the amount we have to pay. The prices go up or down, without any warning. The price is influenced by the geopolitical environment, economic treaties, and relationships between countries, geography, accessibility and obviously supply and demand. Due to its nature, renewable energy is predicted to be a much more price stable commodity.
5. It’s Cheap (When You Have To Pay)
Because the source of the fuel is free (ideally), the price will also be low. The only costs will be in building the infrastructure, technology, paying for leases and maintaining its functionality. If you obtain your renewable energy through the grid, you will still have to pay for it to some extent. Investing in your own infrastructure such as solar panels, wind turbines and battery storage will obviously minimize the on-going costs.
4. No Spills, No Frills
We are all aware of the devastating affects that can result from coal, oil and gas spills. Fortunately for renewable energy, these risks can be completely eliminated. This benefits the environment, human, animal and plant life.
3. Technological Improvement
Who knows what kind of new technology will be discovered once this field becomes more popular. As the industry becomes wider spread, more money will go into development and research which will bring cheaper and more efficient technologies at our disposal. What’s might considered expensive today, may well be affordable in years to come.
There are more than 1 billion people who go without electricity every day. This is mainly due to infrastructure black zones in hard to reach or unfeasible areas. Renewable energy can be created with much smaller and portable infrastructure wherever it’s needed. There are many small communities living in hard to reach places where building power lines is out of the question. This kind of issue can be fixed by using renewable energy sources.
1. Wireless Power
Wireless charging technology is a new field but is already making a big splash. This is one kind of technology that can be further developed once the renewable energy field is fully explored. Currently, there are projects in the works that are researching how wireless charging can become a part of everyday life.
Renewable energy has so many advantages. In order to encourage its development, we must continually lobby for green energy. Any improvement brought to the environment is an improvement for us.