Protecting your planet is an issue that engages producers, suppliers and consumers. Eco-responsible alternatives that do not change domestic comfort in any way, green energy is considered the most advantageous solutions. But what are they and what are the advantages of choosing them?
Here are some things to give you the information you need to choose your green energy.
What are the different types of green energy?
Fossil fuels have long been the main sources of energy exploited. These include oil, natural gas and coal. However, their availability is limited and the processing process is detrimental to the environment.
Renewable or green energy therefore opposes this. As the name suggests, they come from renewable sources. In other words, the availability of the sources in question is not limited.
First there is solar or photovoltaic energy. The sun’s radiation is then transformed into heat, which will then be converted into electricity.
Then comes the wind turbine, which transforms the strength of the wind to provide a sufficient amount of electricity.
Geothermal energy exploits the heat naturally present in the soil. Drilling at a depth of 30 km can be found in a heat that easily reaches 1000oC, a natural and inexhaustible source for electrical production.
Green electricity can also be produced in hydropower plants. This means that water is the source used: river, river, sea, producers have powerful facilities to take advantage of hydraulic currents and ensure that they are converted into domestic electricity.
Biomass is based on the processing of organic waste such as food waste, manure, wood and its derivatives… to generate green gas or renewable electricity.
Each supplier generally specifies the process used to produce renewable energy that it offers to consumers.
Why choose this type of energy for your home?
Green energy is safe in the sense that it comes from a source available in unlimited quantities. Its consumption also contributes to stabilization both in terms of climate and economics. It limits greenhouse gas emissions and generates jobs for local production.
On the other hand, the emission of waste is almost nil. In fact, waste from the exploitation of renewable energy sources is generally recyclable.
You are free to switch to a clean electricity or gas contract at any time. The transition does not involve any cuts or changes in the quality of energy provided. On the other hand, you can use your home appliances more serenely knowing that your daily activities will have little or no negative impact on the planet.
The decision to choose renewable energy is therefore mainly motivated by awareness.
Green energy is on the rise and, for good reason, allows everyone to take part in the energy transition in order to protect the environment.
Gas, electricity or both, you can always find out about the origin of your energy upstream. In selecting your supplier, ensure that they are compliant with the environmental protection program of your respective area. Remember, your choice today always has an impact on tomorrow’s situation.