Understanding Green Energy

If you’ve been shopping for energy rates you may have run across green energy as an option. You may have also wondered what the term actually means.

In short, green energy is another term for sustainable energy – the provision of energy to meet current demands with resources that are replenishable within a human lifetime without negative impact on the environment.

Following are four of the many types of green energy:

1.       Hydropower. This form of energy is derived from the force of water.

2.       Solar Energy. This form of energy is derived from the radiant light and heat emitted from the sun.

3.       Biomass Power. This form of energy is produced from the combustion of biological materials such as wood, waste, and plants.

4.       Nuclear Power. This type of power is considered by some to be a form of green energy while others assert that it is not. In short, the power is provided as a result of a nuclear reaction which releases energy.

While there are other types of sustainable energy such as wind and geothermal, the goal of all green energy is the same: to create power with as little negative impact on the environment as possible.

Most individuals advocating this energy option state that the worldwide use of green energy will result in the ability to conserve the planet for a longer period of time since the by-products of traditional sources are believed to be contributing to an accelerated pace of global warming.

Make a Green Decision

Scientists and energy providers are actively working on the development of alternate energy options. If you agree these options should be encouraged, it might be a prudent decision to team up with an energy provider that has green energy initiatives so a mutually common goal can be reached.