Are you aware of the effects of greenhouse gasses or global warming? There have been a lot of awareness on waste reduction and recycling in order to curb global warming. One of the best ways of reducing global warming is by adopting the various renewable technologies. These technologies have numerous benefits both financially and safeguarding the environment.
Facebook, Apple and Google companies have been in the forefront when it comes to the campaign of making the globe green. Some of the renewable technologies in the energy sector are geothermal, solar, the wind, biomass and hydroelectric power. All these have substantial benefits to your health, climate, and even the economy. These are some of the major benefits of renewable energy sources.
Produces little or no emissions
The increased levels of human activities have overloaded the atmosphere with CFC s such as carbon dioxide, chlorine, and fluorine. All these gasses constitutes of the global warming emissions. These gasses trap heat energy gradually thereby raising the temperature of the globe. This might lead to severe impacts on your environment, health, and climate.
The production of electricity accounts for more than thirty percent of the global warming emissions in the United States. Most of these emissions are generated from the coal –fired power plants and natural gas-fired ones. In contrast, very little emissions are produced by the renewable energy sources. The increased supply of power from renewable sources would significantly reduce global warming emissions.
Improved environmental quality and public health
Production of electricity from the renewable energy sources has many health benefits. The gasses produced from gas and coal-fired power plants are linked to numerous health problems such as neurological damage, cancer, breathing problems and heart attacks. Renewable energy sources help in replacing the fossil fuels thus reducing the rates of premature mortality.
It also helps in reducing the overall cost of health. The electricity produced from the wind, hydroelectric systems and solar does not contribute to air pollution. Additionally, the production of power using solar and wind does not contaminate the water resources since they do not require any water to operate.
Job creation and other economic benefits
Most of the fossil fuel technologies are capital intensive and typically mechanized. Renewable energy is considered to more labour-intensive as compared to the fossil fuel industries. This means that there are more jobs which are created for every unit of energy produced.
For instance, in 2011 it was estimated that over 75,000 people were directly employed in wind energy production in the United States.
Stable energy prices
The renewable energy provides affordable electricity. The energy produced from these sources helps in stabilizing the energy prices. The cost of energy generated by renewable sources has been declining steadily and is projected to continue dropping.