Energy Alternatives

Energy Alternatives The Green Institute

Energy Alternatives

The planet’s petrol reserves could be depleted in less than 50 years and the greenhouse effect gasses generated by burning fossil fuel are significantly affecting the atmosphere. It is a serious matter, we need to direct our attention toward energy alternatives as soon as possible.

Consumers want alternatives that are better for the environment

If we continue releasing greenhouse gasses into the air, global temperatures will continue to grow, which can lead to natural disasters. There will be parts of the world where temperatures will be scorching, destroying any chances to do proper agriculture. Those that are trying to earn a living by growing crops, so much needed to feed communities, are already facing challenges due to lack of rain and increased annual temperatures.

Also, if global temperatures continue rising, the ice contained at the poles will melt even more, which is a phenomenon that will threaten coastal cities all over the world. The melted ice will make ocean waters increase, flooding settlements along the coasts. So, no wonder we are increasingly interested in finding better, safer, and cleaner energy alternatives, meant to help us enjoy a better tomorrow.

Companies want to use green energy

Using green energy is one of the best ways to achieve corporate sustainability, meaning the company becomes eco-friendly by reducing the impact of its activity on the environment. However, there are other reasons that make the choice of using green energy more suitable for a growing number of companies. For instance, the price of fossil fuels fluctuates often, which creates difficulties in estimating the budget needed for purchasing resources. Also, the increasing demand for electrical energy will impact such a choice, since fossil fuels are depletable companies will have to look for more reliable sources of energy in the long term. To this we can add the increasing pressure put on companies to become more sustainable, considering the large amount of energy they consume and large quantities of waste generated.

Governments under pressure to give incentives to people to use green energy

Although the prices for the technology required to enjoy renewable energy dropped in the past years, they are not yet the cheapest options. A lack of budget keeps people from investing in such alternatives, choosing conventional sources of energy instead, which is more accessible. If we are to make a change and help people discover the benefits of using energy alternatives, we need governments to lend a helping hand. And this helping hand comes in the form of incentives, meant to stimulate the desire of people to use green energy and invest in such solutions.

Moving from petrol and diesel to electric cars

The tendency to move from petrol and diesel cars to electric cars is obvious. We are becoming more aware that fossil fuels used for vehicles will soon be hard to get. In addition, poor air quality and smog existing in many large cities of the planet, which threatens the health and well-being of its dwellers is an issue. Electric cars are, without a doubt, a cleaner and healthier choice, even if there are some inconveniences for using such vehicles currently. We will soon see improvements in this sector because we need solutions that no longer need the use of fossil fuels.

Reducing our reliance on fossil fuels

We have quite a few alternatives already, so there are options. We can prevent disasters from happening and save our planet by stopping the changes in the climate. We can have electricity and heating from wind and solar power. Soon, we will have a viable solution for using hydrogen as fuel, instead of fossil fuels. If we want our children to enjoy a healthier and cleaner tomorrow, we need to make the change happen.