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Alternative Energy And Renewable Energies

It is important to think about the ways that the average homes today are actually hurting the environment, and the things that can be done about that fact. The average American household actually produces about two times the amount of greenhouse gas emissions that the average car does. Half of the energy costs go to either heating or cooling the home. However, there are things that can be done about this, if homes take the correct steps. Rising gas prices, coupled with tax incentives for those that use renewable energies, as well as the creation of more and more alternative energies each year, is leading to a world wide change in energy use.

Alternative Energy

It’s no secret that our current methods of using fossil fuels for energy is harmful to the environment. Not only that but we are actually running out of deposit fuels and if we keep consuming energy at our current rate without replacing fossil fuels with a more renewable authority we will run out within the next 30 years and have no energy at all!

All About Hydro Power

Hydropower, as you may guess from the name, refers to the use of water to produce power. It is one of the oldest and most often used renewable energy sources, becoming popular when the paddle wheel was invented in the 1800s and accounts for almost 3/4 of the US renewable energy use today. Before of electric power was widely available, hydropower was used to power mills, textile machines and for irrigation.