The world is slowly shifting to renewable energy as a solution to save resources and fossil fuels. Global warming also comes into play because most of the non-renewable energy sources contribute significantly to the condition (Nelson, & Starcher, 2018). As a result, climate change was inevitable, causing dire effects all over the world.
Reduction of ice cover in the polar regions, increase in sea levels, unreliable rainfall, unpredictable weather patterns, etc, are all effects of climate change. It is up to humanity to save itself and nature from the ominous future brought forth by ignorance.
As civilization has unfolded over the years, there has been a need for a lot of mechanization and industrialization. Automation needs independent sources of energy, a problem that was solved satisfied by the use of fuel. The use of oil-driven machines became popular in the 20th century, and as a result, global warming also increased during the period.
The burning of fossil fuels causes the emission of greenhouse gases, thereby significantly accounting for global warming. There is a great need for energy, and if people are going to save the earth, going green is the main solution in this quest (Kumar et al., 2016).
Renewable energy consists of solar energy, hydroelectric energy, wind energy, and tide energy, among many other sources of energy. Hydroelectric energy is now widespread owing to its low-cost installation and high output, unlike solar energy.
Wind energy is the intermediate of the two because of its moderate cost of installation and yield. Countries like Germany, USA, and China have decided to go green by massively investing in wind energy.
The installation of wind turbines in these countries in the recent past has proven that wind energy is reliable and achievable. Setting an example to other countries that green energy is the way to go; these countries will increase their wind energy production in the coming years.
They have shown that clean energy is achievable through the provision of affordable electricity, especially with the invention of electric cars that are expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the coming years.
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