No one in the world will have something against the fact that using green and renewable energy is beneficial for us humans and also to the environment. We all know that using green energy reduces global warming, pollution, and other harmful things. But there is a lot more than that. In this article, we will discuss in detail the benefits of using green energy.
The predominant population is directly or indirectly dependant on fossil fuel. Fossil fuels are depleting resources. It might be petrol, diesel or even coal the day is not too far when these fuels will be unavailable. But green energies are entirely different you can rely on them. They will only become unavailable only when the earth is destroyed completely. So compared to any other source of energy, green energy is very much reliable.
Green energy is one of those sectors that can create a lot of job opportunities. The increase in the demand for energy will definitely provide jobs in various industries. From the initial stages of research and development to the final stage of implementing it, the number of jobs that green energy will create will be very much higher compared to the job that the conventional energy is offering. By 2020 the green energy sector including both governments operated and privately owned will provide jobs for more than 10 million individuals worldwide, and it is expected to reach nearly 16 million by 2030.
According to the surveys, the expenditure on health care by normal families has increased drastically in the last decade. Especially the medical expenditure for children has reached unbelievable heights. This is mainly because of pollution from various sources. Everything around us from the water that we drink to the air that we breathe is polluted and is contaminated. People with less resistance power get affected by it easily. Using green energy will decrease pollution drastically, and thus the diseases caused by pollution are reduced which will lower the money spent on health care.
The privately owned companies that are generating green energy need to pay taxes to the government for profit that they are making like every other business. There will be a time when the entire world will be dependent on green energy, and these companies will make humongous profits. The taxes that these companies pay can be used for various other development projects.
In the present situation, most of the countries are dependent on some countries in the Middle East for crude oil. Even the nuclear powers have to buy fission material from other countries. If we start using green energy, this situation will change entirely, and every country will be self-sufficient. It is because the possible sources that you will use are wind, water, and sunlight that are available everywhere.
A fixed electricity rate will generally remain the same throughout the term of a contract (with minor exceptions). A variable electricity rate can go up or down each month according to the current market price.
If you choose a plan with a long contract period and a fixed rate, you can be assured that your price will not change during that time. But, if market prices fall you may have to wait until your contract expires to enjoy a lower price. Variable rate plans can provide the benefit of lower prices but will also rise if natural gas and electricity prices spike due to natural disasters, cold winters, or market conditions. Make sure you understand how and under what conditions your rate can change when selecting a plan, and pick the one that’s right for you.
The bottom line is that consumers with a variable rate plan could reap the greatest savings, they could end up paying the highest bills, or they could wind up somewhere in between. The negative part of being fixed is that if the price lowers, you don’t get that lower price because you already agreed to purchase energy at your original price. If you want out because prices have dropped, you will most likely be charged a cancellation fee.
Conserving electricity is one of those curtail things that we do not give much of an importance to. By saving the electricity, we are not just saving money we are reducing global warming. Knowingly or unknowingly we are wasting electricity in many ways. If we just consider an individual the amount of electricity that is wasted is very low. But if we consider the electricity that is wasted by everyone on a daily basis, then the number that you will arrive at will be unbelievable. Here are some simple methods through which electricity can be saved.
During the day there is no necessity to use the tube light or any other form of light because we can totally depend on the sun’s light which is very much enough. All you need to do is to open up the windows and door so that the entire house will be lit up properly with natural light. It is not just about electricity, natural light is a great source of vitamin D, and natural air circulation will have a very positive impact on health.
It is high time that you bid goodbye to the old incandescent bulb and replace it with the latest CFL or LED bulbs. Compared to the incandescent bulbs the CFL and LED bulbs emit 98% less heat. They also have a long life and use electricity to the optimum levels. It is said the CFL bulbs use only 1/4th of the energy used by normal bulbs. The LED bulbs are a bit expensive when compared to CFL bulb, but they last longer.
This is one of the very common mistakes that we do. It might be urgency or a careless attitude; we tend to leave the lights and fans as such and forget to turn off. Just think about it if we are leaving in the morning and returning home in the evenings what will be the condition of the appliances that are on throughout the day. Even though there is a considerable waste of electricity, there are also other things like a decrease in the lifetime of the appliance, poor performance in the long run and so on.
Every appliance in the home that runs on electricity needs to be subjected to periodic maintenance. By doing this, you are making sure that the appliance properly and also saving a lot of electricity. If the appliance is in bad condition, there are very good possibilities that the appliance might consume a lot of electricity than the normal amount.
Using renewable energy is one of the easiest ways to save electricity. There are a lot of home appliances that can be used with the help of renewable energy like solar heater, solar cooker and a lot more. Even though it is a bit expensive, it is an investment that will be very profitable in the long run.