The use of green energy resources in place of traditional fuels has become more necessary in our modern world, in which there is increasing concern over the shortage and poisoning of our groundwater. Although the problem of pollution is difficult to address on an individual level, the possibility should be taken seriously enough to help to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and to reduce the negative impact of global warming on our environment. Renewable energy accounts for a great deal of green energy. Such sources include the following: solar energy, biomass, hydroelectricity, tidal power, geothermal energy, wind energy, vegetable oil, and coal. Green energy accounts for many thousands of greenhouse gas emissions every year, making it a pressing environmental issue.
With the use of natural resources like sunlight and wind, we can significantly reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced in the atmosphere. Solar energy accounts for about a third of all green energy used in the United States, and researchers continue to explore ways in which solar power can be developed at a much lower cost to consumers. Wind energy accounts for nearly a quarter of the energy used, while geothermal power ranks third. Vegetable oil fuels account for just over one percent.
By using geothermal energy, for example, you can greatly reduce your electric bill and even make some money in return as well, since the energy created by using geothermal systems has very little carbon dioxide output when compared to other types of green power uses thermal energy. Geothermal turbines have been developed that can greatly reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions. The research is currently underway on new technologies to reduce the environmental impact produced by using geothermal energy.