As talk of global climate change and the negative impacts associated with many of our daily activities is the forefront of the public consciousness, the true effects of our actions are starting to become more and clearer. Non-renewable energy accounts for the vast majority of means of electrical generation worldwide. Unfortunately, the use of these means of fuel for electrical generation has brought both good and bad effects upon the environment and even human health.
As more and more research is being conducted about the environment, health and the means we currently use to generate electricity, we are learning that the way we have been doing things is actually hurting both our environment and our own health.
Environmental Ramifications of Non-Renewable Energy Usage
Coal and oil are the predominant fuels used to produce electricity around the world. Even with new technologies that help to reduce the amount of emission of effluent (waste) of these types of power stations, they still put a strain on the natural balance of our environment. When these materials are burned, they release toxic emissions that are damaging to life as well as adding to the rise in greenhouse gas emissions.
Massive amounts of water are used in the process of generating power and heavy metals and other byproducts of burning non-renewable resources often ends up in the soil. Once there, it can eventually reach the ground water, increasing the level of contaminants in the water, even making it unsafe to drink.
Rise of Clean Energy
Solar, wind, geothermal and other renewable energy sources provide hope for a future where we can have the technologies and quality of life we are used to, without putting such a strain on the planet. Texas Green Electric Companies provide an alternative for those who have the desire to take part. Supporting these initiatives will help further their availability to more and more people, helping to create a society that runs more cleanly and efficiently.
With new knowledge often means a need for a change in paradigm. For those alive today, it is the realization that we need to change the means with which we power our societies. Electrical power generation accounts for the vast majority of energy consumption around the world, and much of this power comes from non-renewable resources that are degrading our environment. Green electric companies, while still in their infancy, provide hope for a future where technology, health and environment can be achieved in tandem.