A Guide to Renewable Energy
Turn To Renewable Energy or ‘Eco-Tricity’ From Electricity – Lower Energy Bills
Energy conservation and managing the effects of excessive energy burning have become a major concern to governments and people around the world today. And it is commonly acknowledged that the whole philosophy of energy efficiency in the home must be practiced by every person, every business, and by every government. The UK government published an Energy White Paper in 2003 with the purpose of meeting the following goals as its revised energy policy:
• Alleviate carbon dioxide emissions by 60% by the year of 2050
• Ensure continuity of energy supplies
• Encourage competitive energy markets in the UK and throughout Europe • Promote consistent economic growth and enhance productivity of energy • Assure that every home is affordably and adequately heated.
To achieve all these goals, the inclusion of a renewable energy programme is considered imperative as it has various advantages, such as:
• Reduces carbon dioxide emissions
• Zero risks of pollution
• Mitigates risks of global warming
• Secure and local supply
• Increased job opportunities
• Generates economic benefits for local communities and companies
• Can be used repeatedly without having to deplete supply of these energies.
• Low cost installation • Saves health and reduces costs
The government’s target for renewable energy generation is that some 10 percent of the entire UK electricity supply will be sourced from renewable energy by the year 2010, and is anticipated to increase by up to 20% by 2010. Note, in this context renewable energy refers to solar, wind, geothermal and hydroelectric schemes.
The technologies explained are: