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Renewable And Clean Sources Of Energy To Tackle Global Energy Crisis

Renewable And Clean Sources Of Energy To Tackle Global Energy Crisis

The future of our civilizations depend a great deal on whether or not we find clean sources of reusable energy to replace the fossil fuels. It is very important that we have clean supply of energy and reduce our dependency on fossils like gas, coal and oil. In many countries of the world, it is already a problem to cope with the recent rise in utility prices and many consumers are feeling that they are unfairly charged for huge amount of energy bills.

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Energy sources such as the sun and the wind are reusable because the supply of solar energy and wind powered turbines are not limited. Unlike fossil fuels like oil and gas, It does not get used up as we consume them. The other benefit of using energy from solar and wind powered plants is that it is clean and does not pollute the environment as we use them.

Fossil fuels take thousands of years to form and regenerate, and therefore we cannot consider them as a source of reusable energy. Burning fossil fuels leaves harmful gases in the atmosphere and in the long run can cause even more serious consequences, including severe global climatic changes, global warming, sea level rise, ice cap melting, determination of the ozone layer, acid rain and so on.

One new source of energy being considered recently is called the biodiesel. It is derived from the lipids or fat of algae, and can be a great new source for reusable energy. The lipids form algae is processed and converted into diesel, and the rest of the plant can be used as feed for other plants or animals. Even though algae burn a lot cleaner than other fossils, it still has carbon emission. However, many people would rather have algae in their gas tanks than in their pools.

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When it comes to ultimate source of clean energy, nothing beats the power of the sun. It is the ultimate source of clean and reusable energy, which can be used in both large scales as well as small scales in public places and buildings. Directly or indirectly, we get all our energy from the sun. Any kind of energy source you can think of, such as the wind powered plants, the hydroelectric power plants, or fossil powered plants; they all use power from the sun. The sun makes the wind blow, the ocean currents go around the world, even the energy in the fossil came from the energy of the sun. Therefore, there is no denying that the sun is the ultimate source of clean, reusable energy.

Finding clean sources of energy is also important because economy of a country depend upon how they use their energy sources. The production and economic growth of a country depends on finding a uninterrupted supply of clean energy. It is important that we preserve our environment, and so is finding a clean source of reusable energy. Many countries of the world spend thousands of dollars because they import fuels form other countries. They also pay for the consequences such as climatic changes, environmental damages and health related issues which are related to burning fuel and environmental pollution.

Countries like China, Germany and India are already showing that they are taking the environmental issues seriously by increasing their spending on finding and using reusable clean source of energy. China spent an impressive $65 million dollars on reusable energy, which is 85% more than what the US spent last year. China is also imposing higher taxes on carbon emission to regulate the industries and to make their environment safer.

Most people in America, regardless of their political views, are already aware that renewable energy sources should be used more for the future civilization. Most Americans also prefer clean sources of energy for the future generations and believe that finding clean sources of energy is the only way to leave a cleaner earth for our children and grand children.

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Taking all aspects of energy sources into consideration, it would be only in our best interest to utilize all available sources for increasing productivity, securing our future, and having a great competitive economy as well as becoming the world leaders and examples for other nations to follow.

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Why Improving The Quality Of Our Cities Is An Environmental Issue

Why Improving The Quality Of Our Cities Is An Environmental Issue

It might appear that there is no real connection between urban life and the environmental awareness. However, if you look closely, you will find that every bit of improvement in the cities, issues like reducing crime, increasing the number of affordable housing, increasing jobs and businesses, finding alternate source of energy for motor vehicles and residences, and controlling traffic congestion, all have impact on the environment and global sustainability.

 

Environmental issues and sustainability do not always have to be related to issues like reducing energy consumption, or pollution. Although these are the most common environmental issues, improving the quality of our urban lives has also a profound effect on the environment and sustainability. The reason is, if we do not have a suitable place to work, play or enjoy our lives, we are not going to feel motivated to improve our planet.

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To work towards building our cities beautiful, we need to make our cities safe, grow less dependency on fossils and automobiles that burn more fuel, use less energy, and use products that are environmentally friendly. People from all walks of life can contribute towards building our cities beautifully. For example, if we think about using less energy and protect nature by checking the emission from our vehicles regularly, it would be a great step towards building a sustainable environment. It also includes the way we dispose our waste, and how we add toxic and disturb our surroundings with adding chemicals and synthetic products.

 

The environmental protection issues have become one of the global issues today. Anything that we do in one part of the world today affects us all globally. The world does not confine us with political boundaries and there is no way to have a sustainable society without addressing the issues related to pollution in the cities, industries, energy consumption and preservation of the environment because it affects us all. Not only does it affect the city life, but also in the fields of agriculture, and preservation of natural resources.

 

Another major concern of the families that live in the cities is the pesticides used on gardens and grass. It is important that we minimize the exposure to these harmful chemicals, especially if we go to the parks and playgrounds with our children. There are signs beurban parking used in many places today, where the pesticides are sprayed in public places. It is not easy to keep the children away from the contaminated soil of the playground and parks. Ingesting these chemicals can become a major health issue with children. The other big concern with children today is the air pollution due to smog and other pollutants in the air.

 

In addition to increasing our awareness towards saving the environment, using environmentally friendly products can also contribute to significantly improve the quality of the cities.

 

There are many groups and environmental professionals networks being formed today to help Mother Nature recover, not only locally, but also globally, because there are no political boundaries when it comes to caring for our environment. We can all join forces and work towards making this world a better place for all of us.

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A Consumer’s Guide To Saving Energy And Reducing Utility Bills

A Consumer’s Guide To Saving Energy And Reducing Utility Bills

Fall is in full swing and winter is right around the corner. Even though you might live in a part of the country where the winters are not too harsh, you will still need to take some precautions and get yourself ready for the winter.  The change in seasons need you to make changes to your house too, such as you might have to fix your heating systems, change filters on your ventilation or air-conditioning and replace any broken doors or windows before the winter begins.

Keeping your house warm in the winter can be expensive for you if you do not have an energy efficient heating system and a perfectly insulated home. This will also include energy efficient doors and windows, insulation of the house, and the heat pumps you have installed.

By following a few simple tips, you may be able to save a significant amount of money on your energy bills. Below are few tips to keep your energy costs low in the winter.

 

Check insulation around the house

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Energy Efficient Homes

Insulation can be a very important factor in saving energy. If the insulation you have on your walls is too old, you are likely to waste more energy while trying to stay warm because most of your heat will escape through faulty insulation. For example, if you

do not have proper insulation on your attic, you could be losing over 20% of your heat through the attic, which could be saved by adding good insulation.

 

Seal your house

If your house is oldish, you might have leaks on your walls, doors or windows through which air might escape or get in. To increase the energy efficiency of your heating system you will have to seal all your open spaces around the house so that air from outside don’t get in. Residing your house, adding insulation around your doors and windows and replacing your old windows with the new energy efficient ones will serve both the purposes of looking great as well as saving you on energy bills.

 

Take advantage of natural heating

Sun is a great source of heat. So open up your curtains and let the sun heat your house for free. You may even leave the curtains open as you run off to work so that the sun will heat your rooms when you are gone.

 

Use an automatic thermostat

You can save plenty of money by using an automatic thermostat that adjusts itself according to the room temperature. The thermostat will adjust the heat when you are sleeping so that it doesn’t get too hot and you can rest easy.

 

Service your heating systems

Before the winter begins, it is best to have your heating systems checked by a professional. You might need a new energy efficient heating system or need to replace or fix your ventilation to make your heating systems more energy efficient. If your heating system is too old or if it has leaks you could be spending more than what you should on your heating bills. It is also a good idea to check whether your system is in good condition because you don’t need it to breakdown in the middle of dead winter.

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Save on bills in Winter

From not remembering to turn off your lights when you leave the room to leaving the water running, there are so many ways we waste energy everyday in our homes. Saving energy every way we can will not only cut our utility bills down but also help us to have a positive impact on the environment. We can address

all the global issues little by little by increasing our awareness towards environmental safety. Our every step towards a green globe counts as we move towards a sustainable green lifestyle.

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Environmental Protection Awareness And Reducing Your Energy Costs

Environmental Protection Awareness And Reducing Your Energy Costs

Energy costs have been a big concern for many families especially for families with low income. People living on a low-income budget are always trying to find ways to lower their utility bills and improve their energy efficiency. What people often don’t realize is that as they try to keep their energy costs down, they are also contributing to keeping the environment clean by living a green lifestyle.

There are really simple ways to reduce your energy bills. Making a few changes to the house can really help you to reduce your energy bills. Below, are a few tips on saving your energy consumption.

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Reusable Energy Sources -Environmental And Economic Issues

Reusable Energy Sources -Environmental And Economic Issues

The question of environmental management and conservation of energy has become one of the most talked about and relevant issues in today’s world. As we are becoming more and more aware that we consume resources and energy from the world as we live our lives. The energy resources that we use are not endless. As we live in this world consuming the resources from the earth, we are causing several imbalances in the nature. We are also leaving our footprints on this world which is having a negative effect on the environment and every environmentally conscious person would knows that we should keep our environment as safe as possible for us and for our future generations.

Finding reusable energy sources can be our first step towards conserving our environment. Using alternate sources for energy such as wind, sun and water, which are both clean and abundant in the nature, can reduce the amount of carbon monoxide and other greenhouse gases from the atmosphere while saving the fossils fuels from beneath the earth. The fossils of the world took thousands of years to form, and as we burn them, they can cause serious damage to the environment by emitting the harmful gases. The increasing amount of carbon monoxide and other harmful gases in the atmosphere can give rise to other related issues such as global warming, destruction of the ozone layer, sea level rise as well as cause harmful acid rain. As we know that having more acid forming agents in the air can cause acid rain, which can severely damage the environment by killing the plants and animals in the nature.

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windmill

There are already companies trying to produce energy from reusable sources. The Sun, for example, is an abundant source of energy. Using solar panels to produce energy or replacing the power plants run by coal or gas with wind powered turbines can also prove to be a cost effective way as well as safe and clean source of energy. Many developing countries of the world have adapted to the reusable sources of energy to address their energy crisis issues.

Another advantage of using reusable energy sources is that a country can improve their economic conditions by finding solutions for the energy shortages, especially among the developing countries. When a country doesn’t have to rely on imported source of energy or fuels, it can become self dependent and save a great amount of money on fuel imports. Many of the countries which have abundant sunlight and wind can increase production and create new jobs.

The economic conditions of a nation can depend a great deal on the technology it uses. Once it develops the right technology, it can employ more people to make the energy producing projects come to life. The new environmentally safe power generating plants can prove to be very cost effective in the long run, considering the high oil prices, health hazards, and money spent on imports for fuels.

solar panel

Solar Panel

The fact that reusable energy sources are lot cleaner than any other forms of energy could make it one of the prime choices of the people even thought the surcharges for the development of these projects may be high initially.

If we all do our share in preserving the nature and working together as a team, we are sure to make this world a better place for us and for our future generations to come.

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