Global Warming is an alarming concern for today’s generation. The catastrophic impact of it can be seen in day to day life. Glaciers are melting, rivers are drying up, accelerating increase in the sea level, and flash floods are some of the few effects of global climate change. As stated by Dennis J. Hall “We have not inherited the land from our fathers, we have borrowed it from our children”.
Hence, it’s important to preserve the earth. The only feasible way to protect future generation from fatal conciseness is to switch from non-renewable resources to renewable resources. What is “Renewable Energy” and where does it come from? We all think we know and some of us may even be able to name some of the most prominent sources of renewable energy, but do we really understand the purpose of each type as in how and where it is used, how much energy it can generate or whether has wider economic benefits? Put simply, renewable energies are those generated from sources that do not have a finite end, or those that can be recycled, typically from natural sources – like solar power, wind power and water power.
Why do we need Renewable Energy?
Non-renewable resources are a finite resource and will get exhausted in a few decades. They are also responsible for some major health hazards and pollution in the environment. Eliminating Non-renewable resources is impossible, but it is possible to replace few Non-renewable resources with renewable resources.
Types of Renewable Energy: –
Hydroelectricity is produced by processing and controlling the flow of water onto a turbine, which spins to generate electricity. This is one of the most encouraging and widespread forms of renewable energy.
Tidal power is not yet common, but it has been demonstrated that it is possible to generate electricity at sea by reacting to the waves and flow of the ocean.
Solar power is one of the best-known and easily available renewable energy sources. The light from the sun is absorbed by the cells in solar panels, which knocks electrons loose from their atoms. The flow of electrons generates electricity.
Wind power the process by which spinning wind turbines on windmills convert kinetic energy from the wind to electricity.
Biomass is the term used for energy obtained from plants. This method is widely used but unfortunately burning of trees is the most popular.
Hydrogen and fuel cells are not accurately renewable energy but are easily available with less pollution emission. Burning of hydrogen as a substitute for fuel in vehicles is a good example.
Geothermal power is energy left over from the accumulation of the planet which is amplified by heat from radioactive decay spreads everywhere. It is not available all around the world and we lack the right technology to procure it completely. To understand the various enterprise operations that are involved in the activities of the enterprise, it is important for the Energy entrepreneur to understand the value chain involved with the products and where the Energy enterprise fits into the value chain. According to UN if we don’t stop exploiting nature, we will only have 12 more years left with us. The need to adapt to green energy is a reality.