As Earth Month Comes To a Close, Learn About Alternative Energy!

What Is Alternative Energy?

Since fossil fuels are polluting the Earth's air, clean, renewable energy is by far the best route to go for producing electricity. Renewable energy can power an entire city such as New York City without producing any greenhouse gases, thus keeping the breathing air free of toxic fumes and prevent the global climate from progressing.

There is a multitude of renewable energy sources, some well known and others are on the down-low. Below are the three most common alternative energy sources.

  1. Wind Energy
  2. Solar Energy
  3. Nuclear Energy

Renewable Energy for Better Electricity

wind energy Wind Energy: Wind energy is an incredibly renewable and accessible natural source of energy. Since the natural element, wind, is not leaving Earth any time in our human lifespans, it is entirely renewable. A wind turbine produces zero greenhouse emissions and will provide energy for decades.
  • Solar Energy: Solar energy is the most commonly known source of alternative energy as it comes directly from the sun. Similar to wind energy, solar energy is entirely renewable and will provide energy for years. The only thing to note about solar energy is that since the sun can deteriorate materials over time, the mechanics used for solar energy can also deteriorate. 
  • Nuclear Energy: Nuclear energy is arguably the cleanest and best way to produce natural electricity for mass populations. Nuclear energy is harvested by splitting an atom to gain its heat, i.e., energy. The process is called fission. Bill Gates is known for putting New York City on the grid for 100 percent nuclear energy. He claims that the size of a penny full of nuclear energy will power the entire city for many years by doing so safely.

Alternative Clean Energy Homeowners Don’t Think About

Other possibilities for alternative energy besides the three potential sources listed above do include the following.

  • Geothermal power
  • Wave energy
  • Hydroelectric energy
  • Solar thermal energy
  • Space solar energy

Geothermal energy comes from the Earth. Wave and hydroelectric power are harnessed by water, and solar thermal energy and space solar energy come from the sun.

solar energy

The Perks of Alternative Energy

Fossil fuel is damaging our environment. Burning it to gain energy is affecting our climate and destroying our Ozone layers. By switching to alternative energy sources such as wind, solar, or nuclear, we can avoid further catastrophic damage. 

Think about it. We have gone through a pandemic for nearly a year and a half. The scientist has stated that they have found a dramatic change such as air pollution diminishing and water quality improving since the beginning of the COVID 19 pandemic.

By harnessing the power of the sun, water, and wind for electricity, there is a better chance of decreasing the planet's pollution levels.

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