Renewable energy sources have plenty to offer each of us. The impact they can have to improve our environment is phenomenal if enough people stand up and take the steps to initiate such efforts. It may surprise you to find that the wind, sun, waste, and water all around us can be used to create renewable energy. Once you learn about them though you will question why more isn’t being done to use them. We will discuss this as well.
There’s also power supplier advocate and writer Al Weinrub. He argues that decentralized energy, or putting renewable systems in as many places in a community as possible, generates wealth, spurs economic revitalization and helps adapt to climate change.
On your appliance you will see the number of watts that each appliance uses. A washing machine creating its own hot water for example might 2000 watts. This is 2 kilowatts per hour.
The primary question with hydropower is why we do not use it more. In some countries, such as Norway, it is the primary source of energy production. It is popular because it is a clean energy platform that produces no emissions, pollution, heat or fuel consumption. As long as the river runs, the hydropower plant should function. In places like Africa, this has not always been a sure thing.
Having your own home business offering something people need and want will prepare you for a possible loss of employment. The unemployment rate is going to go way up. In some European countries there is now 30 and 40% unemployment. In the U.S. 9% unemployment is already causing a lot of pain and discomfort for a lot of people. Imagine 40% unemployment. Do not think because it has not happened in your life time that it cannot happen.
An interesting on-site listing is No. 18 Zotos International, which derived 60 percent of its power, the highest percentage among the Top 20, for 6.5 million kWh through two on-site wind turbines. Zotos, based in Darien, Conn., makes hair care products and wants to boost green power purchases to 100 percent of consumption by 2012.
Other people were also working with the sun to heat water. There is evidence that the American Indians used solar energy to heat their dwellings. August Mouchet used a solar driven steam engine that he built in 1878.
When compared to the United States, the efforts of China are amazing. We often view China as a country “catching up” to the rest of the world. With the large investment in renewable energy, it is clear that China is now leading in the energy arena instead of following. Perhaps those future conflicts will not come to be.