June 5 is the day that is celebrated around the world as “World Environment Day”. People from all countries get together to promise that they would protect Mother Earth and leave a better place for the coming generations. There can be many ways to stay true to our words and one of the best ways is to move towards renewable energy sources. Climate change and global warming are two very disastrous factors that if left unresolved, would contribute greatly to our destruction. A thing to rejoice about here is that the UK is already traveling fast on the journey toward renewable energy sources! The energy production by safe and clean sources like wind and sunlight has already outpaced the energy produced from coal and gas. These are glad tidings for Mother Earth as people are thinking about survival and making the move from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. But why does the UK need to move towards renewable energy and abandon the centuries-old energy sources like oil and gas? Is our survival depends upon this shift? This article will answer these questions and many more arising in the minds of people about renewable energy sources.
It is defined as the energy generated from sources that remain with us and will never be drained out, for example, the solar, wind, and tidal energies.
If you have studied science, then you must know about the beauty of light: its dual nature. Einstein proved the particle nature of light, thus giving the world an insight into the use of sunlight for generating electricity. Today, solar power is considered a source of energy that produces no pollution and is renewable but it can easily generate immense power every second. Today, approximately 40-45% of the UK’s total energy is generated from renewable energy sources and luckily, this percentage is increasing.
Yes, with an increase in demand, the price of renewable energy sources is falling steeply and now, renewable energy sources are the cheapest energy sources in the UK. In comparison, gas and coal-powered systems are much more expensive and need a lot of maintenance as compared to solar and wind-powered systems.