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Types of green energy
Research into renewable, non-polluting energy sources is advancing at such a fast pace, it's hard to keep track of the many types of green energy that are now in development. Here are 6 of the most common types of green energy:

  • Solar Power
  • Wind Power
  • Hydropower
  • Geothermal Energy
  • Biomass
  • Biofuels

Green Energy:

Green energy comes from natural sources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, plants, algae and geothermal heat. These energy resources are renewable, meaning they're naturally replenished. In contrast, fossil fuels are a finite resource that take millions of years to develop and will continue to diminish with use.


Green energy, however, utilizes energy sources that are readily available all over the world, including in rural and remote areas that don't otherwise have access to electricity. Advances in renewable energy technologies have lowered the cost of solar panels, wind turbines and other sources of green energy, placing the ability to produce electricity in the hands of the people rather than those of oil, gas, coal and utility companies.


Benefits of Green Energy:

  • One major advantage with the use of renewable energy is that as it is renewable it is

          therefore sustainable and so will never run out.

  • Renewable energy facilities generally require less maintenance than traditional generators.

         Their fuel being derived from natural and available resources reduces the costs of operation.

  • Even more importantly, renewable energy produces little or no waste products such as carbon

          dioxide or other chemical pollutants, so has minimal impact on the environment.

  • Renewable energy projects can also bring economic benefits to many regional areas, as most

           projects are located away from large urban centres and suburbs of the capital cities. These

          economic benefits may be from the increased use of local services as well as tourism.