Welcome to our renewable
energy world: a world full of green fuel and renewable resources with a bit
about fossil fuels thrown in for good measure. You have to know what you’re
protecting in order to want to help, right?
What are fossil fuels? Fossil fuels are, well, fuels; namely, coal, petroleum (oil) and natural gas formed by the decomposition of buried organisms.
What’s the problem with relying on fossil fuels? Here are a few
So we don’t want to rely on fossil fuels. What are the alternatives? A renewable energy world that relies on green fuels! These are renewable resources that have a smaller environmental impact and don’t take millions of years of to create.
The category of biofuel includes bioethanol and biodiesel. Bioethanol is an alcohol made from fermentation, usually corn. It is not the same as moonshine, though, so don't drink it. Biodiesel is made from animal fat and vegetable oil. Read more about biofuels here.
Solar is a system of converting the sun's energy into electricity. Read more about solar power here.
Tidal is harnessing the power of ocean tides to create electricity. Click here for more on tidal power.
Wind power is a traditional power made from harnessing the wind either to directly power a machine (windmill) or to generate stored electricity (wind turbine). Explore wind power here.
Water/hydro is using the force of running water to directly power or generate stored electricity. Continue on the topic here.
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