As temperatures rise along with ocean levels, we are experiencing more natural disasters than ever before. There is not doubt that action needs to be taken now, but unfortunately, bureaucracy and political inclinations have prevented real and extreme measures from being taken.
So, it is up to individuals and like minded businesses to make sure that they make wise choices when it comes to using energy. The demand is not going away — U.S. electricity use alone was 13 times greater in 2013 than it was in 1950. Some people are catching on and are taking precautions to make sure that they don’t waste unnecessary amounts of energy. For instance, you can save about 10% per year on heating and cooling simply by using a programmable thermostat.
Check out this list of alternative energy sources to get acquainted with ways you can save energy and maybe convert to alternative electricity for your business:
Simply energy from the sun — it is solar radiation harnessed, which makes the production of solar electricity possible. There are many solar energy technologies, and they are broadly categorized as passive solar or active solar radiation. Since there is so much sunlight, and it is virtually limitless, solar energy has a lot of potential as the largest source of alternative energy,
Wind energy is generated by wind turbines, which convert the kinetic energy in the wind into mechanical power. This power can be used for specific tasks, like grinding grain or pumping water, or a generator can convert it into electricity to power homes, businesses, and schools.
Geothermal energy is the heart form the earth — and it’s very clean and sustainable. Resources of this type of energy range from the shallow ground to hot water and hot rock found a few miles beneath the earth’s surface, and even deeper tot he very high temperatures of molten rock called magma.
A large part of getting people to change power suppliers is simply asking them to change their habits — the largest use of electricity in the U.S. residential sector is for air conditioning (accounting for 19% of residential electricity use). But, old habits die hard, so in the mean time supporting sustainable energy suppliers and alternative energy companies could be the best way about it. Consider alternative electricity for your business!
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