The sun, wind, tides, rivers and streams don’t get used up when they’re harnessed to generate energy, so the energy they generate is called renewable energy.
Renewable energy produces very low carbon emissions -mostly just the carbon emissions that are created during the equipment’s manufacture, installation and maintainance. So it’s a good replacement for fossil fuels like oil, natural gas and coal, which produce a lot of carbon emissions when they’re burned to generate energy.
Where to find renewable energy
There are various sources of renewable energy – you can:
- switch to a renewable energy supplier
- go in for a bit of eco bling and generate your own
- become part of a community renewable scheme