Perhaps now is the time to switch energy sources for the future of our planet. The switchover to more renewable sources of energy means we may have plenty to last well into the future. The dinosaurs may have left behind a legacy in the form of oil reserves in parts of the planet, but this has been proven to be dwindling, and as far as a renewable source goes, this is most likely not an option. Coal has been determined to be plentiful still, but its impact on the environment is dubious.
So what are some of the viable and most promising alternatives? Wind, solar, nuclear, geothermal, and hydrogen are among the most promising to come along, with natural gas, tidal and wave power providing more options to consider.
The U.K. has been among the leaders in the renewable energy field of interest for many years but currently runs behind both Japan and Germany in regards to initiating new resources and alternative sources. Europe has become successful in the field of alternative energy because they needed to make an effort to conserve. The entire world needs to “wise up” and begin to conserve, at all levels.
What are the costs of renewable energy going to be over the long haul, and how practical is it to switch energy sources? The answer may well be – “What will it cost us all NOT to make a switch soon?” It’s better to wake up to the needs of renewable energy and working to bring about a positive change or there may not be a future for this planet.
Perhaps the most beneficial and practical options for renewable energy lie in a mixture of sources. For instance, in some regions of the world, geothermal is far more viable a prospect than other areas. Wind is another source that is determined by the locale and seasonal conditions. Solar panels have been around long enough to prove themselves as an excellent alternative source of electric power, but they do not work as successfully in some areas as they do in others. Water, or hydroelectric power is an excellent alternative but somewhat limited as it requires a large source of water, such as a lake, to be the most viable. Natural gas has many benefits as an energy source, but has proven to be extremely volatile as far as costs are concerned. Nuclear energy has proven to be safe, while offering a reliable source of power for heavily populated regions.
All these sources of energy are working right now, across the planet to offer reliable, dependable sources of renewable energy for all of our needs as far as powering the planet goes. There is a need for smart thinkers and dedicated minds to create new resources for our energy future throughout the world. Through careful planning, tax reforms and rebates, and privatization of the energy sources available today as well as in the future, we can all expect to see a bright future for our planet. The technology is already in place, there is, however, still a need for change in our policies as well as attitudes. We must be open to change and be equipped to switch energy sources as better and more viable options become available.
To find more information on how to switch energy to a renewable supplier visit the Energy Choices website.