Where does green electricity come from? What are the “types” of green energy sources?
Green energy comes from many innovative sources, the most familiar of them are the “big three” – sun, wind and water. Other sources can be geothermal, biofuels, rain, etc.In other words electricity produced from renewable sources has a zero or extremely low carbon footprint does not take away from the planet’s resources and is a very important step towards solving the most key problems of our era – global warming and dirty air.
How does green energy come to us? How do we understand that we are consuming it?
Regardless of the source, all the energy generated is fed into the country’s electricity grid. Through it, energy is distributed to households and businesses on the cables and poles that are familiar to all of us. The amount of energy we consume is the exact same amount that is fed to the grid.
Since all the energy is fed into the regional grid in total, there is no way to know for sure exactly where the energy that the dairy consumes comes from. In other words, all the electricity produced, regardless of its source, a common mix flows into the grid. The choice of green energy is a useful and responsible solution because it allows more clean energy from renewable sources to flow into this mix – we as a supplier buy mainly electricity from renewable sources, which covers and in many cases exceeds the amount of electricity our customers consume – this ensures that their energy consumption does not increase the carbon footprint of the overall energy mix. Our customers use green electricity knowing that they save on the ground as much CO2 emissions as they correspond to the amount of energy they consume. The more consumers choose green energy, the cleaner the overall energy mix in the country will become and the construction of more green and clean electricity generation capacity will be stimulated.
Is green electricity more expensive than the other? Why is it more expensive?
The answer to this question depends on many factors- the size of the production capacity, its type, etc. Currently, there are many large renewable energy generation facilities worldwide that produce electricity at a price lower than conventional capacity. For smaller green production facilities, this is not yet the case, but this is expected to change in favour of green energy very soon. Green energy production relies on modern technologies and innovations, its price was historically higher than the electricity produced from conventional sources. As technology and science develop, and as more competition enters the sector, the price of renewable energy is steadily falling and it is likely that everyone will be more profitable to use green electricity than traditional sources of electricity, even with smaller generation capacities. Until then, the commitment of environmentally engaged companies is key to contributing to the faster development of clean energy and environmental protection. And that’s just the economic side of the issue. Green electricity and clean renewable energy save nature and help protect human health, which cannot be valued with money.
What can be done to use more green energy instead of coal electricity?
It is important to support the development of technologies for the production of this energy. When choosing to buy green electricity, you ensure that the electricity you consume is “clean” and is not produced at the expense of the environment, cleanliness of the air and people’s health. You also support the companies that produce and deliver it and their development and progress efforts. Parity in the price of green energy and that from conventional sources will soon be reached, regardless of the size of the production capacity. Then we hope that many people will prefer to use electricity, the production of which is clean and environmentally friendly. But to get there, it is important to have responsible companies and people who are willing to support green energy production and environmental protection by choosing to use electricity from renewable sources now. Actually, the difference in price is not currently fraught, but the benefits of green energy are incomparably more.
How do we help nature and fight with climate change with the choice of green current?
CO2 and greenhouse gases are the main cause of global warming and therefore the changing climate of the earth. These gases lead to climate change and extreme weather conditions, displacement of wildlife populations and habitats in nature, an increase in water levels and temperature in the oceans and seas and many other adverse effects. wpml_nbsp
No harmful emissions are generated during the production of green energy. Even indirect harmful emissions (generated in production, transport and installation) are at times less than those directly generated from traditional energy sources. When choosing green current, we help the process of slowing down climate change by saving CO2 emissions and greenhouse gases.
Moreover, green electricity is completely renewable – it does not consume natural resources and does not harm the environment. It does not rely on raw materials that need to be extracted in order to be able to produce electricity – it uses natural resources without waste and reduces them.
The development of clean energy has other advantages – electrical grids are becoming smarter, more resilient and more decentralised. Long-term energy costs are optimised, making it more accessible to more people, developing modern technologies and sustainable practices and opening up new jobs.