Environmental and economic benefits of using renewable energy include generating energy that produces no greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels and reduces some types of air pollution. Also diversifying energy supply and reducing dependence on imported fuels as well as creating economic development and jobs in manufacturing, installation, and more, is just a quick synopsis of what St Joseph Renewable Fuels LLC sees as some environmental benefits of using renewable fuels.
Local governments can reduce their carbon tracks by purchasing or generating electricity from renewable sources. Some of the most common renewable power technologies are, solar, wind, biogas, geothermal, biomass, low-impact hydroelectricity, and new emerging technologies like wave and tidal power. Local governments can lead by example and utilize these sources generating energy on–site, purchasing green power, or purchasing renewable energy. Some other options for using renewable energy include purchasing green power through renewable energy certificates (green tags, green energy) that represent the technology and environmental attributes of electricity generated from renewable resources. Purchasing renewable energy from electric utility (green pricing or green marketing), where buyers pay a small premium in exchange for generated electricity from local green power sources. Finally, generating renewable energy on-site by using a system or device at the location where the power is being used (state buildings, panels).
Applying on-site renewable energy projects provides local governments with direct access to renewable energy. In addition to all these benefits, on-site projects provide a safeguard against any financial risks, while improving power quality and supply readability. To keep from any financial, technical, and regulatory challenges, governments can involve local stakeholders, consider the costs of the renewable technologies, access the availability of local sources, examine costs and benefits of on-site green power as well as financial and other incentives.
There are a few actionable ways you can use more renewable energy, first- embrace the solar-powered technologies (solar panels for example), the sun is the most powerful energy source in the world, so use it. Take advantage of the simple use of solar panels to distribute energy at your home. Most communities are willing to go green and use green energy when they are presented with projects. Use water processing technology to recycle water, basically it requires a small investment in processing plants and a few large tanks that can be installed on the foundations of your home or at the side of it. Finally, using wind powered turbines to generate electricity, the plants are easy to install, and energy is cheap to produce.