Supplies of fossil fuels are dwindling all over the world. Because of this, governments and environmentalists are warning people that something needs to be done to keep up with this demand. People are looking at the advantages of renewable energy and whether it is a source of power that they are able to utilize.
Another major problem with fossil fuels is that they have a terrible impact on the environment. There is a direct correlation between the use of fossil fuels and global warming. Global warming severely impacts the way of life for both human and animal species, and changes weather patterns which includes heat waves, hurricanes and droughts.
If you are looking for a bit of education on the damage that global warming plays, I would suggest that you rent from your local video store the documentary ‘An Inconvenient Truth’. You will be surprised and will definitely want to incorporate renewable energy into the design of your home whether you are building new, or wish to make slight changes to your home to make it energy efficient.
One of the greatest advantages of renewable energy is that it is a clean green form of energy and produces a minimal carbon footprint. Because of this many, people are getting on the renewable bandwagon and choosing to use renewable energy sources such as solar power, wind power and geothermal energy.
You will find that there are more jobs created with the use of renewable energy, and these are more likely to stay in the United States as well. Many of these positions offer good pay and benefits.
Another one of the advantages of renewable energy is that the government is stepping up and providing tax credits and incentive programs for people who choose to install renewable energy technology. There are currently federal tax credits available for people who choose to install solar power. These federal tax credits make up 30 per cent of the value of solar systems and can be used for both commercial and residential properties.
By making renewable energy more affordable, people are more willing to install renewable energy technology to protect the environment from further global warming if it is within their reach. Those people who choose to install renewable energy are often those same people that promote green communities. Many of these communities work hard at being environmentally conscious citizens, and do what they can to improve the environment and the world that we live in.
Green cities promote certain environmental policies for people to stick to in order to become more energy efficient and cut down on pollution and damage to the environment. Every year, National Geographic produces the Green Guide. It gives great information about a number of green issues and also lists the top 10 green cities. Is your city going to be featured in this year’s guide?
The advantages of renewable energy could fill a whole book. It is also important that we look at the disadvantages of renewable energy as well. The main disadvantage that screams out at us is the fact that it is too cost prohibitive to install renewable energy technology. Until this improves, only those that have disposable cash will be able to afford the $20,000 it costs to install a PV solar system.