Sustainable Renewable Green Energy

The following are a few facts that will surprise you regarding the average energy usage in the United States. The facts are provided by the Department of Energy. Here are some percentages on energy consumption, 44% on heating and cooling, 30% for lighting cooking and appliances, 18% for water heating and 8% for refrigerators.

You cannot rely on these people to help you buy less energy, it is not in their interest. The only thing you can do is take the bull by the horns and sort yourself out. Get yourself off the grid, save yourself money in the long term and help save the planet and our soldiers too.

Accepting and enjoying the small pleasure of life is an art which we can all develop. The beauty of a sunrise, the first spring flowers, the music that enfolds us, the pleasure of a well cooked meal shared with people we care about. All these are daily things which we can take pleasure from. A sustainable lifestyle is about recognizing what is of value.

Not only will you build up higher levels of energy company after a workout, your abs will become stronger. Granted strength of your abs is not entirely what you’re after, however the strength should be seen as a testament of how you’re getting results with each abs workout!

On your appliance you will see the number of watts that each appliance uses. A washing machine creating its own hot water for example might 2000 watts. This is 2 kilowatts per hour.

Number three would have to be hydropower. Did you ever notice when water is flowing downhill it becomes a powerful force. The water is a renewable resource that is constantly being recharged by the global cycles of precipitation and the consequent evaporation. Here we find our old friend the sun, and the sun’s heat is busily causing the water in lakes and oceans to evaporate and then you see the clouds. Later on it rains or snows and the water comes back down to the earth. Once back on the earth, it gathers together into streams and rivers and begins the journey back to the ocean. While the water is flowing, it can power water wheels and drive mechanical processes. When it is busy forcing the turbines and generators to turn it will generate electricity. Hurrah for flowing waters.

It is often presumed that self-sufficiency in energy is only for nerds, but this is not true, it is now within the reach of every family or household. If you have lots of money, a solar or wind powered system will cost you about $45,000 and it will take about ten years to recover your investment by getting off the grid. However, you can have the same apparatus for much less than half that amount.

If we are all building our own solar panels at home, there is a good chance that we can reduce the effects of global warming. This is because less fossil fuel will be burnt as renewable energy generators take their place.