Renewable Energy

Renewable energy resources are those that we have an unlimited supply of, or that can be replaced quickly through the normal cycles of nature. Solar energy and wind power, for example, are inexhaustible. Crops that produce bio-fuels are also said to be renewable, as long as the rate at which they’re grown isn’t outstripped by the rate at which we use them.

Another benefit of many renewable energy sources is that they produce less greenhouse emissions per unit of energy delivered than fossil fuel energy sources. Consequently, renewable energy is an important consideration in the fight to limit global warming and climate change.

Renewable energy options include:

Hydroelectric power
Wind Power through wind farms
Geothermal energy
Solar Energy for heating and power

Non renewable energy options include:

Nuclear power
Natural gas

You can support the development of renewable energy and decrease your use of non-renewable fossil fuels by switching to GreenPower for your electricity needs and investigating alternative energy technologies, such as hybrid or electric vehicles for transport, or solar hot water or solar photovoltaic or mini-wind turbine home energy systems.