5 Benefits of Sustainable Energy

We have discussed the importance of sustainable energy in our Why We Need Sustainable Energy, Now article; now, here are five main benefits of sustainable energy. (Local Renewable Energy Benefits and Resources, 2018)

  1. Sustainable energy lessens global warming

In general, the life cycle of sustainable energy (from harnessing to recycling), produces little to no global warming emissions. In fact, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change or IPCC, the global warming emissions associated with renewable energy are minimal. (Benefits of Renewable Energy Use, 2017)

Benefits Of Sustainable Energy

Additionally, sustainable energy promotes the reduction of pollutants in our atmosphere – pollutants that cause global warming. For example, the usage of sustainable energy to power cars and other appliances produces virtually no smoke that contains these pollutants. (How does renewable energy help reduce air pollution? n.d.)

This advantage of sustainable energy is essential now that climate change had reached an extreme of weather and droughts. (Extreme Weather, n.d.)

  1. Sustainable energy improves public health

Because sustainable energy produces little to no pollutants, sustainable energy improves the health of the public by lessening harmful chemicals in the atmosphere. (Benefits of Renewable Energy Use, 2017)

In fact, according to one Harvard University study, the usage of renewable energy will save the community $5.7 to $210 million dollars in healthcare! This is because the burning of coal is associated with major financial health implications. (Epstein, et al., 2011)

Not only does it affect the public healthcare financial situation, but it has been found out in a study that reducing pollutants in the atmosphere can save lives! As demonstrated by the same study, air pollution is linked to 200, 000 premature deaths every year. (Heger, 2015)

That is a lot of money and lives that can be saved with sustainable energy. (Epstein, et al., 2011 & Heger, 2015)

  1. Sustainable energy diversifies the energy supply

Currently, 90% of the energy demand is being met by non-renewable energy – energy that is perishable and is finite in the resource. We would eventually run out of this energy, with the rate of usage to meet the demands. (Harvard Energy, 2012)

By introducing sustainable energy to the market, we are diversifying the energy supply. This produces more options for the consumers to choose from, and eventually, more community members choose sustainable energy (energy that is easily replenished) over its non-sustainable counterpart. (Local Renewable Energy Benefits and Resources, 2018)

This also reduces the dependence on the burning of fossil fuels, which, as we have discussed, causes detrimental effects to our planet. (Harvard Energy, 2012 & Local Renewable Energy Benefits and Resources, 2018)

  1. Sustainable energy is infinite energy

As defined by the United Nations, sustainable energy is energy that meets the demands of the current generation without encompassing the demands of the future generation. Essentially this means that you are tapping into an infinite power source! (What is sustainable energy? n.d.)

Sustainable energy can be harnessed from the strong wind, sunny skies, abundant plant matter, Earth’s internal heat, and water rapids – all of which are readily available in various places all over the world. (Benefits of Renewable Energy Use, 2017)

These are sources that naturally replenish themselves at very fast rates. Unlike the non-renewable resources that take hundreds of millions of years to form, these sources come by the next sunrise, tomorrow, or the next windy day. (What Is Sustainable Energy, n.d.)

  1. Sustainable energy is a reliable energy

Most sustainable energy production fields (like wind energy and solar energy) are distributed and modular systems. This means that they are spread out over a large geographical area, which means that they are resilient to severe weather concentrated to one location. Additionally, modular systems are composed of multiple turbines, and that the malfunction of one turbine will not affect the overall production. (Benefits of Renewable Energy Use, 2017)

Unlike coal and fossil fuel power plants, sustainable energy plants are built to be more resilient and be able to withstand unprecedented weather conditions. For example, coal power plants rely heavily on water for manufacture. Whereas, in wind power plants, water has no role in production. This means that in droughts, wind power plants are still carrying out the production process when the coal power plants are closing. (Benefits of Renewable Energy Use, 2017)

Those are the five main benefits of sustainable energy. With more people choosing sustainable energy, our chances for a brighter future is improving. That’s why when you are given the choice to choose sustainable energy, like the Anzene battery pod, choose it.

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