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Energy: Options For The Future


The power needs for the future will require many new sources. An answer to the increased demands are the family of efficient energy technologies which share a common thread which is to stop the exhaustion of natural resources and damage of the enovironment. Technology involving renewable or clean energy sources work with natural systems by converting the energy that is always available to us into a form which is more usable.

Renewable and natural energy sources require less reliance on our fossil fuels so they can be reserved. We use high amounts of the fossil fuels every day. This contributes to pollution in the air and climate changes.

Clean Energy Has Benefits

There are several benefits to using renewable and natural energy sources. Wind, water, geothermal activity and sun are all renewable resources and freely available. There is the cost of equipment at first such as geothermal equipment, wind turbines or solar panels. However, after installation the consumer only has maintenance cost. If the dependence on fossil fuels could be stopped or at least reduced, we could be more energy efficient. Infrastructure must be in place so that energy generated through the use of renewable natural resources can be accessed and used by all.

Using natural renewable energy resources is a step in the direction of reducing the problems with global warming. By using a solar panel, one has an ideal way with whcih to generate clean, natural energy which can power small appliances. Solar powered hot water equipment and solar powered electricity units are two types of solar power cells that exist today. The technology continues advancing very fast, becoming more cost effective each day. Because the costs are being reduced, more people will be able to use this form of energy production in their own homes.

Using a wind turbine is becoming more popular for businesses and more affordable for home owners as well. Many plans can be found for a build your own wind turbine online as well. Wind turbines are gaining popularity in large, open spaces where many can be set up to provide power for more people. It is gradually becoming a reliable way to provide energy.

The ground also contains a large deposit of usable energy which is in the shape of heat. This energy could be used for generating geothermal power which can produce high amounts of usable electricity. Today however, very few places in the world are equipped for producing good, reliable electricity from these geothermal sources. This is another technology that still needs more research done to find better, more efficient ways to harness the energy that is openly available to us.


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