Using our planet’s natural and free resources to produce clean and accessible energy. From tree-shaped solar panels to Canadian wind towers; these projects tackle pollution and bring a healthier environment to live in.
Energy derived from the sun in the form of solar radiation and converted into thermal or electrical energy.
Wind energy is energy collected from motion caused by heavy winds. Wind energy is collected by turbines with propellers that spin when the wind blows and turn the motion of the propeller into energy that can be used in the electrical grid.
It can be both on off-shore and can be collected through various forms (kites, windmills..)
Hydroelectric energy is energy derived from the movement of water. The energy is still created today using water wheels, whether it is in its most basic forms or has been transformed into a powerful turbine power.
Why do we promote it?
Renewable energy is any source of energy that doesn’t consume the finite resources of the Earth and can be easily and quickly replenished. It is any energy that is produced from sources other than fossil fuel energy.
It is used to generate electricity and heat. Renewable energy exists in many forms including: Solar, Wind, Biomass, Hydrogen, Geothermal, Tidal/Wave and Hydro. The sun’s energy is the ultimate source of these energies.
At present only a small proportion of the world’s energy needs come from alternative and renewable energy sources (<20%). But we know for a fact that we are going to run out of fossil energy as it is a finite resource. On the other hand, renewable energy is infinite and continuous; the sun won’t stop shining, the sea will always have waves, the Earth will always produce natural heat.
As of 2006, about 18% of the energy produced worldwide for electricity was renewable. However, the bulk of that comes from hydroelectric dams – which we now know disrupt freshwater ecosystems.
That is why we are promoting Solar and Wind (Canadian wind towers and offshore wind farms, not on land wind farms) energy as they are the most easily accessible sources of energy and the cheapest implementable ones.
Benefits of Renewable Energies
Renewable energy facilities generally require less maintenance than traditional generators. Their fuel being derived from natural and available resources reduces the costs of operation.
- Improve public health
- Improve the environment
- Reduce crime
- Encourage volunteerism
- Attract tourism
- Attract business investment