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There is no doubt that everyone has heard about the global climate crisis. The planet is warming up at a rapid rate. So, what can we do about it? Well, global citizens as a whole are trying to switch to cleaner and more sustainable energy sources. This is in order to heat up the planet less, well, at least at a less rapid rate. But, at least the good news is that there are various energy sources that don't contribute to the global warming crisis. 

Obviously, the two biggest things that are contributing to our planet's downfall are things like carbon emissions (from our cars and trucks), and the electricity that we use at home and in our workplaces. Luckily, though, there are quite a few different sustainable energy resources that are renewable. I will review some of them below. 

What Is Sustainable Energy?

Sustainable energy is a form of energy that is collected from a renewable resource. What this means is that we do not have to fear running out of this energy source, like we often do with fossil fuels like coal and natural gases. I have listed some of the larger and more used sustainable energy resources below with a short explanation. But other ones include water, geothermal heat, tides and more. 

Solar Power

Solar energy power is actually a quite simple concept to understand. Through the use of solar panels, we are able to capture the energy of the sun. Solar panels consist of many solar cells. When they are wired up together, that creates something called a solar array. But how exactly does it work? 

A photon, which is something that makes up all light becomes a bundle of electromagnetic energy. When a photon hits a solar cell, electrons are loosened from their atoms. When a conductor is attached to the negative and positive sides, it creates an electrical circuit. As the electrons flow through the circuit, boom - we have solar energy that generates electricity! Even on cloudy days solar energy works! 

Wind Power

You may have heard about wind turbines before, and perhaps you have even seen them. Technically, they are also a form of solar energy. Those giant windmills? They are working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide energy to be generated into electricity. Many farms and ranches are making the switch over to wind-powered energy in order to make their homes and businesses more sustainable. 

Wind turbines turn the kinetic energy that the wind creates into electricity that is then turned into mechanical power. The advantages of using wind power is that it is a clean resource, and there will never be a shortage of wind around. The great thing about wind power is that it does not pollute the air, emit greenhouse gases or cause any type of acid rain. It is a clean energy source. 


Douglas Healy, of Healy Law Offices, LLC, is a renowned lawyer that is championing the adoption of sustainable energy resources. 




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