Natural & Renewable Energy Sources
Clean Energy Ideas is home to a selection of articles surrounding topics related to how we can use natural energy sources to provide power for our homes and businesses. Throughout our website you'll be able to find information on solar, wind and geothermal energy sources. You'll also be able to find a selection of articles covering topics relating to recycling and global warming/climate change.
A more widespread use of natural and renewable energy sources is needed to help take the burden off our current dependency on fossil fuels. The high levels of fossil fuels we burn each and every day is contributing to climate change, air pollution and environmental pollution.
By beginning to use more natural and renewable energy sources as part of our day to day lives, we will be doing our part in helping to curb the impacts of climate change whilst improving the quality of our surrounding environment and the air we breathe. Although many other issues need to be addressed, making this switch is a large step forward in the fight for a healthier world.
With increasing evidence suggesting our use of fossil fuels is contributing towards climate change, now is the time to switch to an alternative means of generating energy where possible.
Clean Energy Ideas was launched in 2007 in an attempt to try and educate visitors to the importance of the use of renewable energy sources. You will find lots of educational material throughout the website, and much of this information relates to how you can get involved in energy conservation and producing your very own natural energy.
The many different natural and renewable energy technologies highlighted throughout the website are by no means a breakthrough in how we use the earth's resources. Many of these renewable energy technologies have been around for years and as time goes by are increasing in efficiency and benefiting from technological innovation.
Some Advantages & Disadvantages of Natural Energy Sources
Below are just a handful of the many advantages relating to the use of natural and renewable energy sources:
- A variety of renewable energy sources are readily available. The sun, wind, tides, and geothermal activity are all renewable forms of energy.
- After the initial cost of; solar panels, wind turbines, and geothermal energy systems, the only cost to the consumer relates to any required maintenance. You could even sell excess electricity back to your national grid if allowed in your country.
- If you're fully dependant on natural energy sources you will no longer be subject to price rises from gas and electricity companies. You could be fully carbon neutral, eliminating your dependency on the remaining reserves of fossil fuels.
- Use as much or as little of the renewable electricity you're able to generate without feeling guilty for any wastage.
- By switching to the use of renewable energy sources we're able to make the remaining oil, gas and coal supplies last longer for use in industries where renewable energy is not yet a viable alternative.
- Government grants may be available for some natural energy projects depending on your location.
Below, you can see a selection of the disadvantages relating to the use of clean energy sources as an alternative to fossil fuels:
- The initial cost of renewable energy systems can be expensive.
- It can be very difficult to achieve your entire energy requirements from the use of renewable energy, but you could get close with a realistic budget and the implementation of the most appropriate renewable energy technologies for your area.
Reducing the Effects OF Global Warming
There are many other steps you can take to reduce the effects of global warming which are unrelated to the use of natural energy sources. Many of these steps are easy, affordable and can start at home. Something as basic as regular recycling can have a significant impact on the environment whilst saving energy during the manufacture of new products.
Carbon emissions are a direct result of not only heavy industry and transport but also the average household. Energy efficiency and conservation is a key aspect in reducing the effects of global warming, and there are steps that can be taken around the home to achieve this. Not only will energy conservation help reduce your carbon emissions, it will also save you money on your energy bills.