There is also power found in water and that process is referred to as hydropower. It can create much more energy at one time than either solar power or wind power. This is due to the fact that water is so dense.
The best place to start is with goal setting. If you can set goals to reduce your energy consumption of gas, electricity, and the gallons of fuel used for you car, you can save tons of energy and reduce your monthly bill. Each month we can continue to use less and less energy, while saving more money, and creating a more sustainable community.
According to research by sustainable energy Clean Edge a leading research firm that tracks and analyzes clean-tech markets and trends production and wholesale pricing of biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel reached billion in and are projected to grow to in Clean Edge also estimates that wind power will expand from $51.4 billion in 2008 to $139.1 billion in 2018, and solar power will grow from $29.6 billion in 2008 to $80.6 billion in 2018.
hydropower is very safe. People get scared by it because a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing; they find out that hydrogen is involved and they freak out. That’s a bit premature. In hydropower, the combustible gas is extracted only as needed and is burned steadily from the water, unlike in other technologies where larger amounts of combustible gases are burned.
For my current job, I typically travel a few times a year to the US, and I find it really surprisingly that most cafeterias don’t have recycling bins or curbside recycling is almost non-existent south of the border. Most of my customers I speak with are embarrassed by this lack of initiative by their governments and it was then that I realized that without some form of legislation, it would be very difficult for any country to adopt a more environmentally conscious mindset. For example, you would think Germany would not be a very good country for solar energy generation. However, if you ever fly over some cities in Germany, you would see rooftops upon rooftops of solar panels. It’s because the German government has provided subsidies for solar panel installations.
Cease bottle water usage. Bottled water usually is just filtered tap water, and a lot of energy is used in the bottling process. Buy a metal water bottle and a filter if you don’t like tap water.
The major oil companies don’t want you to know all this. Their profits depend upon it. But you can get ahead of the game. Convert your car to hydropower and you reduce your carbon footprint, help the environment – oh and you save money!