Our natural resources including fossil fuel are depleting. Burning fossil fuel also causes pollution. We must think of using energy sources that are renewable. Here are some renewable sources of energy that you can use today.
The sun’s energy can be used to produce electricity. It is one of the most viable renewable energy sources. The solar cells are now efficient, flexible and portable. You will find solar panels in many buildings now. They are easy to install.
Wind power can be converted into mechanical energy or electricity. The wind energy can be used to give electricity to various areas. Wind farms are seen on agricultural land and they have a very low negative impact on the environment.
Electricity can be produced from the gravitational force of flowing water. No waste is produced from this energy. These can be installed in even small rivers or streams.
Compressed Natural Gas
Compressed Natural Gas or CNG is used as a substitute for diesel, gasoline, etc. Its combustion doesn’t result in greenhouse gases. CNG is more environmentally clean compared to the other fossil fuels. It is used in vehicles.
Electricity can be produced from nuclear reactions. However, this is a very controversial form of energy. Pollution may be emitted during the process. Radioactive waste is produced that is hazardous to human health. There are some safe nuclear plants that produce energy without much waste.
People will start to use these forms of energy more in future. Our natural energy supplies are limited, so these forms of renewable energies are our only hope.