What is Renewable Energy?

Renewable energy is type of energy, or a physical quantity that describes the amount of work that can be produced by a force. Renewable energy is generated from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, and geothermal heat, or underground heat. Why is necessary to know this? Multiple reasons, but the most important it is the future.

It starts with the present. Everything you hear nowadays is go “green”. I have to be completely honest never before have I disliked a color so much! Like Kermit the Frog said, “It’s not easy being green”…well, that might just be the case. Within the last few years, particularly the last year with the U.S. presidential election, we have been bombarded with ideas of becoming a color. Turn on your television set or flip through a magazine, and you will be sure to hear about the greenest cleaning product, the greenest cars, and the greenest gas.

It has had a negative affect on many people, and if there were an exact opposite of green, one might just go way that way instead. Even people who have not jumped on the bandwagon of green, believe oceans shouldn’t be polluted, trash shouldn’t be dumped in necessary areas, but to many people the only green that really matters is in their pocket: money. Renewable energy is a necessary path to take to save a little or a lot of that green cash.

In 2006, about 18 percent of the global energy is from renewable energy. In a world of terrorism, wars, recessions, unemployment, renewable energy can change the way many of us live for the better. Through renewable energy development, gas prices may be lowered and the United States will be able to become less energy dependent upon terrorist nations, which hold many of the world’s oil reserves. In creating new renewable energy plants and developing the renewable energy industry, jobs will be created. By making your home energy efficient, particularly through solar power, the largest of the renewable energy categories, you can save on your monthly utility bills.

It is important to understand the truths and debunk the myths of global warming, going green, and renewable energy so that you may adapt your lifestyle and accept these changes willingly. So, even if you have to consider it going pink, or blue, or even mint, renewable energy can affect each of us by putting more of the great green, back into our wallets.