Renewable energy refers to any source of power that can be used repeatedly without being depleted. This includes solar, wind, and hydroelectric power. Renewable sources are available worldwide to be used anywhere with little risk of depletion or interruption in supply.
They’re also much cheaper than traditional sources, making them more accessible to everyone, including developing countries where electricity is limited or nonexistent.
There are many reasons why renewable energy is better than fossil fuels. Renewable energy reduces greenhouse gas emissions, diversifies our nation’s energy supply, and creates economic development opportunities. It also helps reduce air pollution that can harm human health and the environment. And it doesn’t cause global warming like the burning of fossil fuels does.
Reducing Carbon Footprint
If everyone in America switched over to renewables today, we could cut greenhouse gas emissions by more than 20%. And if every home used 100% renewable energy sources (like geothermal or hydropower), we could cut emissions even further, up to 60%. Imagine how much cleaner our air would be if that happened.
You might think that you can’t do much as an individual, but you have a lot of power when it comes to reducing your carbon footprint. But by switching to renewable energy sources, you are helping reduce our country’s dependence on non-renewable resources and protecting the planet for future generations.
Diversifies Nation’s Energy Supply
Renewable energy is the future. It’s cleaner, more efficient, and sustainable than traditional sources of power like oil or coal. And it’s not just good for the environment. It also makes good business sense.
The United States is one of the world’s largest consumers of energy. We rely on fossil fuels for about 80% of our electricity generation, hurting our environment and economy by importing fossil fuels from different countries.
Converting to renewables would diversify the US energy supply and end our dependence on foreign countries for fossil fuels. It won’t happen overnight as transitioning to renewable requires effort, but we might achieve our goals in the coming years if we start working towards it.
So, you don’t have to sacrifice your comfort or convenience when switching to renewable energy sources like solar power or wind turbines. Many people who switch say they enjoy their new lifestyle because they feel good about doing something positive for themselves and their community every day.
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