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Renewable energy: Answers to the 8 most frequently asked questions

Most frequently asked questions about renewable energy

We are increasingly aware of the detrimental effects of fossil fuels and are looking more and more towards renewable energy solutions. However, there are still some questions left. Our team has looked at the eight most frequently asked questions about renewable energy and provides the answers below.

1) Why is renewable energy important?

Renewable energy is important for a more sustainable future of our planet. It helps conserve natural resources, but it also reduces greenhouse gas emissions that pollute our atmosphere.
Electricity is needed for our daily lives and the only way to provide it without harmful effects on the climate is by using clean, renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and water.

2) Why is renewable energy expensive?

According to some, renewable energy is quite pricey. That's because the investment in wind turbines and solar panels can be quite substantial. However, that investment will pay for itself by also saving you a lot of money. Your energy bill will be lower if you generate your own energy.
Can't generate your own energy? Then you can still decide to participate in a cooperative that collectively generates green energy or to switch to a green energy supplier.

3) Why is it sustainable?

The term renewable energy actually says it all. It is sustainable because it can be used over and over again. Unlike fossil fuels like coal and oil, renewable energy sources like the sun, wind and water never run out.

4) What types of renewable energy are there?

The five best known forms of renewable energy are:

Would you like to know more about this? Then read our blog: What is the difference between renewable, green and clean energy?

5) Which form of energy is best?

The answer to this question is very subjective. It depends on what you want, need and what is possible. Often people choose rooftop solar panels because, for example, their own wind turbine takes up a lot of space.
In addition, consider the impact of the energy source. For example, while biomass is a renewable energy source, it is not entirely emission-free because of transportation.

6) Why does it have a positive impact on the environment?

One of the most frequently asked questions about renewable energy is its effect on the environment. By using more and more renewable energy, we are less dependent on fossil fuels that pollute our atmosphere. Cleaner alternatives contribute to a better climate.

7) How does it combat climate change?

"Renewable energy reduces carbon pollution and has a much lower impact on our environment," says World Wildlife Magazine.
For years, we have relied on petroleum and gas in our homes and diesel and gasoline in our engines. When these fuels are burned, they emit huge amounts of carbon dioxide into the air. These greenhouse gases trap heat in our atmosphere, which in turn leads to extreme weather conditions, rising sea levels and melting ice caps. Energy sources such as wind and solar do not release harmful gases, making them a much cleaner alternative to our atmosphere.

8) How was renewable energy discovered?

Actually, it has been used for centuries. As early as 200 BC, water wheels were used in a similar way to how we now use water power. In 1500, a technique similar to windmills was already being used. In 1860, French investor Augustin Mouchot discovered the world's first solar power system.

Do you have more questions?

Our team is very passionate about renewable energy and sustainability and is ready to discuss the pros and cons of clean energy. Contact us if you also want to reduce your CO2 emissions.