Sustainable energy is the energy that does not compromise the use of energy of future generations. Imagine just how good that sounds, and not only that but it sounds like the responsible thing to use right? Well, not many people do, and that is why spreading energy loss awareness is so important.
But to spread this awareness we have to know it right so here are some of the energy types that are very sustainable and good for use.
These type of energies include the one that can make power producing little pollution. Green power is electricity generated from renewable energy sources.
Anaerobic digestion, geothermal power, wind power, small-scale hydro-power, solar energy, biomass power, tidal power, and some forms of nuclear power (ones which are able to “burn” nuclear waste through a process known as nuclear transmutation, such as an Integral Fast Reactor, and therefore belong in the “Green Energy” category).
Up next you will see a clear definition for each of these energies, so that you may understand more about renewable energies.
Anaerobic digestion; it mostly is a collection of processes, by which microorganisms break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen.
This energy is mostly used to produce fuels and things of that kind. Also, a lot of the fermentation used on food and drink products as well.
This process occurs naturally in some soils, lakes, and oceanic basin sediments. When this happens it is usually known as an anaerobic activity.
Geothermal power; geothermal power is generated by geothermal energy. There are some machines in use so that this process may be achieved.
These are the dry steam power stations, flash steam power stations, and binary cycle power stations.
This type of energy is currently being generated in exactly 23 countries all around the globe.
Compared to the heat content of the earth, the heat produced by geothermal power is very little. That is why it is considered a renewable energy source.
Wind power; wind power is the use of the air flow created by wind turbines enough to make electricity out of generators.
Wind power, as you may know, is an alternative to fossil fuel which is why it’s so important to spread it as fossil fuel is expensive, and it may come to an end one day.
IT is very plentiful, renewable, and widely distributed.
It’s also clean and it produces no greenhouse emissions during its operation, it consumes no water and land is no problem with these as they take very little for what they can produce
To harvest its energy wind farms are built. Which is a place where many turbines are located generating air flow so that lots of energy can be harvested.
Solar energy; solar energy is the radiant beams of the sun being harnessed using a great variety of technologies. Some of these are solar heating, photovoltaics, solar thermal energy, solar architecture, molten salt power plants, and artificial photosynthesis.
This is one of the most well-known sources of renewable energies its technologies are mainly characterized by being separated into two types. Either passive solar or active solar, this depends mostly on how the technology manages the solar energy it has in power and convert it into solar power.
Hydro-power; hydro-power or water energy is energy created from water flow, this water can be either falling or be very fast running. This type of energy is one of the oldest ones, dating back to even a couple thousand years. This type of energy is used to operate devices such as grist mills, sawmills, textile mills, trip hammers, dock cranes, domestic lifts, and ore mills.
Bio-fuel; Bio-fuel is a fuel that is produced through contemporary biological processes, such as agriculture and anaerobic digestion. This a change rather to other fuels such as fossil fuels which are created naturally.
Tidal power; This is a type of energy that is generated mainly from tides and it is mostly used to generate electricity. And although its use is not as widespread as saying solar energy it is still a very useful type of energy, with potential to be more widely used in the future given that tides are more predictable than the wind or the sun. the problem with this is that the source of the tidal power are the tides so a place without tides that don’t have enough currents can’t make use of it.
Nuclear power; it is the use of nuclear reactions that release nuclear energy to create heat, which most frequently is then used in steam turbines to produce electricity in a nuclear power plant. This power is obtained through nuclear fission, nuclear decay, and nuclear fusion.
These are the main renewable energies; these are the energies that are going to replace more traditional methods of energy making. That is why it is very important that these are learned by people so that you may know what energy you use and why.