Thursday, March 17, 2011

Green Energy

It's getting easier all the time to run your home on green energy. Choosing to purchase renewable energy may or may not cost you more. And you won't necessarily receive electricity from your designated source; we can't control how electrons flow through the electrical grid like that. You will know that your dollars are paying for the ongoing maintenance or further development of renewable energy sources like wind, solar and geothermal.By choosing alternative power source, you're sending an economic signal to power producers, investors and government representatives that clean power is preferable. In all, coal - fired power plants release 386,000 tons of hazardous air pollutants, including those that cause acid rain, which still threatens mountain ecosystems; mercury, which contaminates fish and can lead to brain damage in children who are exposed; and ozone and smog which causes asthma attacks, heart attacks and other serious health problems. Burning coal is also a major source of the carbon dioxide emissions fueling global warming.

8 comments:

  1. The problem with geothermal is that it's very dependent on geography. However, I guess that there's a push for it starting instead of nuclear power, what with the catastrophe at Fukushima Daiichi in Japan. Definitely something to keep an eye on

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  2. i dont get a solid feeling that the government or anyone for that matter is prepared to make any massive changes to energy sources or infrastructure toward green energy unless profits come with it.

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  3. i agree with the completely but it's still so expensive

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  4. Makes sense, /b/ro, +2 c
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  5. Firstly, I'm glad you enjoyed our words over at deniedtruth.com

    I sadly share some of the same pessimism as some of the others above. I don't see any type of new energy source being mainstream when we have corporate bigwigs buying out what they can on the low to keep their profits and their power.

    Good info though, I had no idea how much coal was a contributor to climate change, I need to pick up the earth's science book!

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  6. I totally agree major mack. tis bullshit really :/

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