Renewable sources of energy have been touted as being the solution to the energy crisis that is plaguing the world at the moment. However, with that assertion comes a lot of questions seeking for answers by millions of people. This article aims to provide answers to the top 3 frequently asked questions.
Here we go …
1. Why are not the technologies for Renewable Energy more commonplace now?
The answer to the above question is that while a lot of money is being put into research to make these technologies more commonplace and accessible, there are lots of bottlenecks because of the lack of corporate and political will to put these technologies to use. Many companies in the energy and automobile sectors of world economies put a lot of pressure on their respective governments to halt or delay regulations that would allow for easy accessibility to these technologies.
If substantive progress is to be made with respect to making these technologies accessible and commonplace, then people have to rise and insure on what is right.
2. How does Renewable Sources of Energy help protect the environment?
It is no longer hidden knowledge that the environment is under threat due to carbon emissions from non-renewable energy sources such as fossil fuels and the destruction of the ecosystems while mining them and also the poisoning of lakes and streams. Renewable energy is even energy which comes from renewable resources such as hydro power, solar power, wind power, geothermal, bio fuel, biomass, tidal power etc and they are non-polluting. Also, these energy sources create their own energy and there's more than enough of it to supply the world's energy needs forever.
Here, they provide us an opportunity to generate clean energy without having to destroy ecosystems, poison lakes and streams, killing the beautiful creatures that inhabit them and also causing grave climatic changes as a result of carbon emissions.
3. Why does Renewable Energy cost more?
Renewable energy costs more because the facilities that are used to generate energy from them are expensive to build and operate. However, times are changing as many governments are beginning to see its importance and are beginning to commit large amounts of money to renewable energy technologies that think work best. It is also important to know that the fact that there is an increase in customer demand for renewable energy is leading to rapid development which is in effect lower prices.