08 Feb Why Do We Need Renewable Energy?
For thousands of years we have relied on burning fossil fuels to generate energy, but in today’s world using oil, gas and coal for our energy needs is becoming a problem. Climate change is one of the greatest environmental challenges that we have ever faced, and the main cause behind it is our dependence on fossil fuels. Burning coal, petroleum and other fossil fuels is the primary means by which we produce electricity, but it also leads to heavy concentrations of pollutants in our air and water.
Another problem with using fossil fuels to generate energy is that there is not a limitless amount available. For the past couple of centuries, we have come to rely more and more on the world’s supply of fossil fuels, and that supply is fast running out. As the demand for fossil fuels has increased, the cost of using them has also increased and each year we find ourselves with larger and larger energy bills.
The answer to all of these problems? Renewable energy. Energy such as solar energy, wind energy and water power is generated from natural energy sources and unlike fossil fuels, these sources of energy never run out. With a much lower impact on the environment, using renewable energy helps to protect our planet by significantly reducing the amount of carbon emissions that we produce. By using renewable energy sources, we also reduce our dependence on fossil fuel gas and oil reserves, which means that we can avoid the rising cost of energy bills and improve our energy security.
In order to preserve our planet, our wallets and our energy sources we all need to be involved in switching to renewable energy sources and making or homes more energy efficient.