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  • Writer's pictureGill Kelley

Renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions

As the effects of climate change become increasingly apparent, it's becoming clear that we need to take action to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. One key way to do this is by switching to renewable sources.

Renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, hydro, geothermal and biomass emit little to no greenhouse gases during their operation. Additionally, renewable energy sources do not emit harmful pollutants that can lead to health problems.

So what have I been able to do so far? Solar lights outside, that charge up during the day, and light up on a sensor when we need them at night. Turn lights off inside when not needed, as well as taking electrical equipment off standby. We've also bought a solar generator that runs off a solar panel. We use this to charge the batteries for garden tools that we have bought to replace the ones that ran on petrol. When it is 100% charged, it runs a Remoska (a versatile cooking pot) for one hour. This is more economical to use than an Air Fryer.

Renewable technology has become much more efficient and affordable, and this makes it easier for us to adopt new ways of capturing and storing energy. This shift towards renewable energy not only benefits the environment, but also creates job opportunities and economic benefits.

In conclusion, the importance the use of renewable energy in reducing greenhouse gas emissions cannot be overstated. It will help lower our carbon footprint, and create a more sustainable energy future.

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