So you want to know what is the advantage of renewable energy?
One advantage of renewable energy therefore is the more sustainable use of finite sources of energy.
You probably are aware of that advantage already. But of course there is more. And by the way, there is much that you can do yourself about using renewable energy. And many ready-made solutions to applying renewable Energy in your home exist.
No carbon-based planet warming and polluting
The advantage of renewable resources includes their inability to produce carbon-based warming and polluting agents into the atmosphere. The financial cost of its applications is not always cheap but if the environmental costs of using fossil fuels are accounted for, renewable energy wins hands-down. There are also indirect savings on health and its costs as there are no harmful emissions.
The great advantages of renewable energy then are:
* We can use it repeatedly without depleting it.
* No contribution to global warming,
* No polluting emissions
* Low cost applications when counting all costs
* Saving on health and its costs
But there is still more.
The advantage of finding your personal renewable energy
From low-life to low-entropy life.
The first law of thermo-dynamics says that the total amount of energy on our planet remains constant. The second law states that as forms of energy are expended they become less easily available.
That is entropy: the slow winding down of available energy.
Renewable energy: a sweet harvest. When you burn coal, gas or oil you rapidly convert a relatively easily available, concentrated source of energy into a much less available form: dispersed exhaust gases.
A highly concentrated energy source, built up over millions of years quickly gone up in smoke!
So, burning fossil fuels is a high-entropy way of using energy.
Using renewable energy however merely taps into a natural flow of energy, sunlight, moving water, wind, biological- or geothermal processes. These are part of natural cycles of highs and lows.
Their energy is truly renewable as it remains available to the same degree and is not depleted any more than it otherwise would by using it—an advantage of renewable energy that we have discussed.
This is a low-entropy way of using energy.
An advantage of renewable energy therefore is that it requires us to rise to the occasion, and to bring out our best inner resources.
Working out how to use Renewable resources in living well is smart living because it requires your…
* intelligent creativity,
* sense of responsibility towards others and your environment,
* and good humour to ride the not always predictable low-entropy wave of life.
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