In the past decades, many countries around the world have slowly adopted renewable sources of energy and have encouraged their citizens to do the same thing. We can all agree that this is great and that eventually, we should all stop using fossil fuels. In this article, we are going to discuss the benefits of renewable energy and tell you why you should make this change.
As you know, these include solar, wind, hydro, and geothermal sources of energy. Since we are not going to focus on any of these in particular, you can check out Clean Energy Ideas website to learn about the advantages and disadvantages of each one of them.
The very first benefit and the most obvious one is the fact that these sources are inexhaustible. Unlike coal and gas that are limited, renewable sources come for the environment, and there will always be sun, rain, wind, and so on. The sun will never cease to shine, but we will eventually run out of fossil fuels, and before that happens, it will become more difficult and more expensive to obtain them, which only means that the pollution of air and water will go to the next level.
Secondly, even though it may sound strange at first, but when you really think about it, by using these sources we will save a large amount of money. Okay, building these facilities, and manufacturing solar panels and wind turbines is extremely costly, no argue about that. But, since these pieces of technology don’t have many moving parts and are easy to operate, maintenance fees are lower. The workers only have to ensure that everything is working properly, from time to time, and that is it. In addition, the fees of energy and electricity will not change, since we would be using inexhaustible source. This probably won’t be the case with fossil fuels, because as mentioned above, they are limited, and with time, obtaining them will be more and more expensive.
Moreover, by turning to renewable sources of energy, we are improving our health. We believe this is, by far, the most important benefit. In order to produce energy and electricity by using gas, coal or any other kind of fossil fuels, we have to burn them when the manufacturing process takes place. When we do that, a large amount of carbon dioxide is released into the air. And what happens then? We breathe that same, polluted air. Because of this, more and more people are suffering from cardiac and respiratory health issues, especially in the area where a power plant or any other type of facilities is nearby. Inexhaustible sources of energy cause little to no air pollution, and also water pollution, since they don’t require it during the generation process. This means that we would not only save the environment, but also improve our health and protect millions of people around the world, and save a lot of money that is otherwise spent on treating these conditions.
To sum up, even though there are some drawbacks of using these sources of energy, we believe that the benefits outweigh them, which is why we all have to start making small changes we can.