It’s nothing new that fossil fuels are the way of powering the past and renewable energy is the way of the future, but a lot of people are somewhat reluctant to start making changes. A combination of old habits and misconceptions about the cost of a more energy efficient system has resulted in some inaction, while the people who took the plunge and made the change are seeing a reduction in their electricity and power costs already.
Here are some important reasons you should go ahead and make that change.
1. It’s healthier for the earth
Electricity circuits are becoming overrun as populations are growing and people’s power needs are increasing. Using fossil fuels that are limited create s a dependence on something that should not be relied on, as it is inevitably going to run out. Using fossil fuels drains the earth of natural resources and poisons it with the by-products.
2. There are so many free resources available that are unlimited
The power that is available from the sun, the wind and the earth, as well as through combustion or organic materials, is unlimited. And sure, while the equipment required to collect and convert it may carry a cost, over the long term those installation costs can be recovered. Clean energy can be generated through wind turbines or solar panels, or used in biomass boilers, all processes that are self-sustainable and which do not poison the earth or the people living on it. For more options on systems that could work for you start searching online.
3. There are financial incentives in place
Because energy efficient systems can be expensive to install as people go against what has traditionally been installed in homes, the government is offering financial incentives to help people with the cost and to encourage the transition. People who to opt to generate their own power on a small scale may reap the rewards of the feed in tariff, as well as an export tariff for the electricity they export into the electrical grid.
The Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme has also been established to promote clean energy as the only sustainable way of the future and which will award alternative energy generators with a fixed amount for every kilowatt hour of power they can generate without making use of fossil fuels.