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Understanding Green Energy

Let's start with the basics. Here, we'll discuss the origins of the green energy industry, how different renewable energy sources are generated, how that energy gets used in the greater energy market, and so much more. In order to be an effective consumer of green energy, it's good to know where it comes from, and the more you know, you'll be better equipped to educate others on the benefits of renewable energy for the present and future of our world.

Green energy is:

Clean. Green energy, which includes green electricity, is clean energy which means it is produced with little-to-no environmental impact and does not dispense greenhouse gases into the air that contribute to global warming, like fossil fuels do.

Varied. Green energy sources include wind, geo-thermal, hydro and solar energy. Wind and hydro sources generate energy through the movement of air and water. While geo-thermal and solar sources generate energy through heat. All, however, provide reliable energy and protect the environment.

Renewable. As stated above, green energy sources eliminate the emission of greenhouse gases into the air. These sources are also renewable energy sourcesmeaning they are not created from finite materials like fossil fuels.

Stable. Green energy's varied forms means more locations across the planet have the potential to harvest this renewable energy. This means more energy can be collected right here in the United States, making the country less dependent on energy from foreign countries.

Inexpensive. As the demand for green energy continues to grow, the price continues to drop thanks to economics of scale. Consider this: between the years 2010 and 2012 the costs associated with producing energy from wind dropped by 20 percent and prices have fallen by more than 80 percent since 1980.

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Understanding Green Energy