Green energy comes from natural sources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, plants, algae and geothermal heat. There energy resources are renewable means they are naturally replenished.
Green energy can replace fossil fuels in all major areas of use including electricity, water, and space heating and fuel for motor vehicles. It is also called clean energy.
Research from scientific evidence are showing that what this present generation is doing will impact the environment in the next 50 – 100 years. The fact that only one earth is known by human being urges government and private sectors to find solutions to reduce pollution and having a lifestyle that is more eco-friendly. A few reasons on why green energy is important.
Non renewable fossil fuels burning are causing greenhouse gases that cause global warming. Carbon dioxide, methane and nitrogen oxides are released into the atmosphere, dissolving into raindrops and causing acid rains. Acid rains damages crops, plants and forests. Aquatic organisms are also affected by this as lakes and rivers pH levels are altered. Human built structures such as steel bridges, marble statues and limestone buildings are being eroded by acid rain.
In India, the tidal power potential is estimated to 12000-5000 MW. Asia’s first ever tidal power plant is proposed at Henthal Creek, Gulf Of Kutch, Gujarat. Other suitable identified sites are Gulf Of Cambay And Sunderbans. The amount of power released by waves striking the shores across the world is approximately 2-3 million megawatts, which is equivalent to 3000 large power plants. The everyday movement of water level along the shore is known as tides.
Bio fuels such as bio ethanol contribute little or no CO2 to the build-up of greenhouse gas emissions. Bio ethanol is a versatile fuel that can be mixed with gasoline in 10% blends. Bio fuels reduce greenhouse gas emissions Converting biomass feedstock’s to bio fuel is an environmentally friendly process. When we use bio ethanol instead of gasoline, we help reduce atmospheric CO2 in three ways:-
We Indians are very proud of the strategic location of our country India, we have the regions where we can get sun light throughout the year , wind and we are surrounded by water bodies on three sides therefore we can easily make solar, wind and tidal energy and reduce the emission of carbon in nature.
- Sayyed Samreen Roomi