Renewable Energy and the Slowing of Climate Change
Harnessing natural energy from the Earth has seen an increase in worldwide option over the last few decades due to the Climate Change crisis. Our environment is rapidly declining due to our use of harmful fossil fuels – a source that while we rely on it heavily every single day, but one that is also depleting. Renewable energy like solar, wind, hydro, and geothermal are some of the most effective methods we have to preserve the land for future generations. Our only option is to put less stress on the electrical grid, and reduce pollution – 40% of which comes from power plants that burn fossil fuels.
It’s already documented that renewable energy IS slowing the effects of climate change as it reduces carbon emissions, but the current capacity isn’t currently enough. There’s definitely a sense of urgency here and it’s been reported by researchers that, if there was unanimous adoption, up to 139 countries could transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050. The initiative would be in efforts to postpone the increase in world temperatures – a warming that Scientists cautiously warn could be devastating to the ecosystem. A key piece to reducing pollution and reaching 100% renewable is of course shifting all transportation to electric power.
We’re on our way to truly making a difference – and it can start with you, too. With wind and solar, going green is easily usable by the millions of Americans and is also the most cost effective. As prices started going down over the last decade, renewable energy has become more and more competitive with coal and oil. Last year, solar energy was even reported to be among the world’s cheapest form of electricity – and it is saving homeowners significant amounts of money across the country.
Renewable energy is the future, and we need to take action today.