Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Green Energy FAQs


Published on

Save the planet while reducing your electricity bills. Find out what you need to know here

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Green Energy FAQs

  1. 1. ==== ====Green Energy ====What exactly is meant by green energy? Green energy is energy that is produced so that it hasless of an impact on the environment than traditional energy sources, such as the energyproduced by the burning of fossil fuels. Creating energy by burning fossil fuels often has negativeunwanted side effects, such as millions of tons of air pollutants spewed into the atmosphere byelectric plants. Types of energies that people are generally referring to when using the term"Green Energy" are describing energy produced by wind, solar, hydro and geothermal processes.Some people even include nuclear energy in the discussion category of green energy. Others donot include nuclear energy because of the potential for nuclear accidents and environmentalcatastrophes.Green energy is categorized as green because it is basically derived from renewable energysources which produce much less of a pollution impact on our environment both in obtaining theenergy source, and in using the energy source. If you would compare green energies to the fossilfuels of coal and oil, it becomes crystal clear the differences between green energy and fossil fuelnon-green energy.To convert coal into electricity for us to use in our homes and offices there are a negativeenvironmental impacts. First, the coal has to be acquired. This usually means that it must be dugout of the ground in some manner or other. One of the ways that this is done, is with a techniquecalled strip mining, which is a procedure that is very not nice to the environment. Once the coal isacquired by somehow digging out of the ground, it next must be burned at a power plant where theheat is used to create steam which turns turbines which creates electricity. Burning this coal, eventhe so called "clean" coal creates all sorts of air quality problems and some think leads to globalwarming.When petroleum oil is used to fuel our cars, airplanes, trucks, trains, etc., there are a fewinstances where there is negative impact on our environment. First, the petroleum must bepumped out of the ground and transported to where it can be used. This entire procedure hasgreat potential for environmental disaster from leaks from the oil wells and spillage from theshipping tanker carriers. Just take a look at the environmental disaster BP caused in the Spring-Summer of 2010 when they pumped millions of barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico fromtheir oil well and onto the shores of the southern United States. When petroleum is burned topower our cars, airplanes, trucks, trains, etc., there is another instance of negative environmentalimpact. These fuels do not burn cleanly. They dump carbon monoxide into the air that we breatheat an astonishing rate.We need to convert to green energy for a number of reasons. First, we need to stop raping andpillaging our lands with the techniques that we use to get coal out of the ground. We need to stopburning this coal to create electricity and causing air pollution which not only effects every breath
  2. 2. that we take, but also has a tremendous negative environmental impact on the entire atmosphereof earth. Second, we need to stop spilling oil into our seas and oceans, destroying our coastlinesand killing countless number of sea life and sea birds. We need to stop burning all this petroleumto move our vehicles because of the negative impact to our air quality. Third, we need to stopusing these fuels because to acquire many of them, we are having to deal with foreign countriesthat may not have the best interests of America foremost in their minds.At present, we have the technology required that would allow us as a whole to use less fossil fuelsand more green energy. We just need to insist that the conversion to these processes be startednow so that we can make the switch to the greener energy as soon as possible. One way that weas individuals can help move this along is to add solar energy or wind energy to our homes andbusinesses. By doing so we can reduce our consumption of fossil fuels and reduce our negativeimpact on the environment.Click here for free energy saving tips and more information on home installation of solar and windpower energy sources: []. To learn more about alternative,green energy, see the review written by Jim Hess who is passionate about green energy and is anexpert author regarding green alternative energy conversions. See his website at[]Article Source: ====Green Energy ====