What is Renewable Energy?

Renewable energy is energy that comes from natural resources that can be restored. It’s often used for electricity generation, heating and cooling, transportation, and more.

Although it seems like investing in renewable energy can be costly, and fossil fuels are cheaper, it is estimated that the United States spends around 649 billion on subsidies. On top of that, parts of this money goes to oil wells that are abandoned and aren’t used after they’re drilled. Not only does this harm the environment, but also wastes money. Switching over to renewables would help everyone in the long run. It can help diversify how we get pur energy, create jobs, and lower dependence on fossil fuels.

Renewable energy is becoming more cheap and efficient each day. Thanks to investments in renewable energy over the past few years, many jobs have been created and many countries have goals to switch over to renewable energy to help save the globe. According to National Geographic, “The growing sector creates jobs, makes electric grids more resilient, expands energy access in developing countries, and helps lower energy bills.”

Iceland and Norway have already completely switched to renewables and at least 47 other countries use renewable energy for more than 50% their power. Since then, many other countries have made it their goal to create a change, but they need the help of the people to bring this goal to life.

Links: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/renewable-energy


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