With everyone becoming more aware of the impact that fossil fuels are having on the planet, many of us are choosing to switch our energy into some more sustainable.
Some people are buying energy providers who exclusively use renewable energy. In contrast, others are installing solar panels(check out our SunPower comments for more information), or even hydropower and windmills, if that’s possible.
Today, I’m going to tell you why 2020 is the year to switch to a renewable energy power supply.
Firstly, I should address the elephant in the room.
There are specific energy supplies companies that don’t put CO2 into the atmosphere, but still, they are not renewable. The most obvious example which I can think of is nuclear energy.
I’m not going to be giving my personal view on the topic. But if you care about the environment, I don’t think it’s going to be remotely hypocritical to be using as much nuclear energy as you can if renewable sources are not providing enough power.
Climate Change Matters
The first reason why you may wish to consider switching to a renewable energy source is that we’re becoming more aware of the impact that fossil fuels are having on the environment. As scientists are finding more information, people are becoming more vocal.
Your children are probably able to talk to you about the impact that fossil fuels are going to have in the future, and the effect they have today, the Australian brushfires being a good example.
We don’t take our planet from our parents, we borrow it from our children. And we have a duty to make it clean and safe for them.
There is a limited amount of oil and coal
Secondly, there is a limited amount of fossil fuels in the ground for us to use. Once they run out, we’re going to have to wait for several million years before they’ll be there again.
As the name suggests, renewable energy can be used over again. We’re never going to run out of the wind, or out of the sun, and the rivers will never stop flowing.
Even with nuclear energy, there will come a day when we run out of nuclear material. And non-renewable energy sources, sunlight, wind, and rivers don’t need to be stored anywhere.
You can save money
And I’m going to end by talking about a selfish reason, but one that’s important nonetheless.
Using renewable energy is going to help you to save on bills.
If you’re generating your own energy, the energy companies are not going to be able to charge you for it, as they will not have given it to you. Although they will likely make you pay them back for the installation, once this payment has been made, they won’t be needing any money from you.
Money which you’re not spending on your energy bills is money that you can be spending on your children’s futures.
The world is not what it used to be. Gone are the days where we could burn as much coal as we like without thinking about it.
Although there could be an argument made for nuclear energy, the only way we’re going to sustain the planet in the long term is by using renewable energy.