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Renewable Energy: An International Journal
In this magazine you can find many data and statistics of renewable energies. Basic concepts about this type of energy such as:
What are renewable energies?
Renewable energy, also known as renewable or green energy, is energy from natural sources that is constantly renewed. This is energy from the wind, hydropower, the sun, the soil, heat from outside air, and biomass. Fossil energy and nuclear energy are not included in renewable energy because they come from sources that are not replenished.
Renewable and non-renewable energy sources
Energy can be divided into renewable and non-renewable energy sources.
In renewable energies we find:
- wind power
- water power or hydroelectric power
- solar energy
- geothermal or geothermal heat
- chemical energy
Please note: Biomass can only be considered a renewable energy source if all biomass used is also renewed. This is certainly not the case all over the world.
Non-renewable energy is generated by burning fossil fuels such as natural gas, oil, and coal. Nuclear power is also considered a non-renewable form of energy.
Renewable energies: are there also disadvantages?
To combat CO2 emissions, it is important to use less of stocks of nuclear and fossil fuels such as oil, natural gas and coal. The use of sustainable energy is also becoming increasingly popular in the Netherlands and Europe. Renewable energies (the environmentally friendly variant) may offer the solution to this problem, but is there no drawback to using sustainable energies?
About sustainable energy
Sustainable energy, everyone has already heard the necessary positive stories about it. Renewable
energy is generated through the use of sustainable sources, also known as
sustainable energy. Sustainable forms of energy are many times more environmentally
friendly than the usual fossil fuels and are therefore increasingly provided
by various energy providers. Well known examples of this are biomass,
solar, wind and hydro power. Renewable energy is obtained from inexhaustible sources and does not emit CO2.
But why haven’t we all switched to sustainable energy yet?
Disadvantages of sustainable energy
In addition to fossil fuels, sustainable energy can also be detrimental to
nature reserves and the landscape. Renewable energy can ‘pollute’ the landscape because
space has to be occupied for it. Think of various surfaces of windmills that are placed in the
landscape. Birds and other animals are also annoyed by the fact that
a large number of windmills are being installed. Some 20,000 birds die each year during
migrations through the blades of windmills. have already been found
Advantages over sustainable energy
No CO2 emissions when using sustainable energy
Fossil fuels are no longer needed
All countries can generate renewable
energy Renewable energy is good for the environment and is an inexhaustible source
Renewable energy and ‘pollution’
The exclusion of CO2 emissions is one of the key benefits of renewable energy and
will ensure a “sustainable future” for the environment and our future generations. Opinions
on the “pollution” of the environment from sustainable sources are divided. Renewable
energy is capable of remedying the harmfulness of fossil fuels, but
ultimately continues to affect the environment.
Do the advantages now outweigh the disadvantages of
fossil fuels or will more solutions have to be found first for the problems
associated with renewable energy? Renewable energy will have to be accepted more and
more by the population over time if this ‘environmentally friendly’ form of energy is to
have a fair chance of contributing to a more sustainable future.