We've heard over a thousand times that the use of renewable energy resources will keep our planet nice and shiny for our children and our children's children. The Internet is constantly bombarding us with pros and cons, hidden benefits, advantages and disadvantages and other romanticized facts that should convince us to hop on the renewables bandwagon.
This is mainly due to the fact that there is a lot of money to be made from renewable energy and it is a fairly new booming market, which means that sky's the limit when it comes to profits. However, since you are probably not buying all these stories that are pitched, recycled and re-pitched all over again, let's discuss five good reasons to produce and use renewable energy:
We'll start by avoiding cliches like "it's good for the environment". Yes, doing good feels good and it might give us a sense of self-fulfillment. However, people should install renewable capacities on their estates for the same reasons they built wells in the past -because energy is essential to our survival and it has great value.
Energy, much like water has become irreplaceable. We can limit our use, lower it considerably, but we cannot cut it off altogether. Its impact on modern life is so big, that it even dictates the standard of living.
Why should you choose renewable energy resources? Because non-renewable energy depends on raw goods, and if energy prices go up, raw goods will also go up. Regardless of how much energy we need and what's its current price per unit, we can always count on the Sun to shine and the wind to blow with pretty much the same intensity.
Well if it's always going to be the same, then why join now? -Because tapping into the renewable energy resources is currently as cheap as it can get and this is mainly due to government subsidies. Chasing the carbon emission goals has forced governments around the world to sweeten the pot in order to make renewables a popular option. These low prices will not last forever and though the tech might become cheaper ten years down the line, we do have to consider all the money you could save in the meantime.
Without using a crystal ball that shows the future, none of us can actually say if there ever will be a better deal. Solar photovoltaic systems have a ROI period of 5 to 7 years and considering the fact that systems are guaranteed to work for at least 20 years, that is an excellent investment.
All subsidies, tax breaks and other incentives are actually achieved with government money. Like it or not -you are paying for the use of renewable energy resources. Instead of complaining about how the government spends your hard-earned dollars, you can choose to take some of the money back and even earn some extra on the side.
Depending on where you live, you can save up to 30% of your total system cost with the help of subsidies and incentives. The price of a system can easily be a five digit number, so 30% is nothing to sneeze at. Luckily, information is easily accessible on the Internet and you can even get some free help from our consultants.
Comedian Bill Burr once said that if there were only 30000 people left on the planet, all of us could drive our own tank. This statement is so true that it never fails to get a laugh. However, there are currently over 7 billion people on this planet who on average produce 4 tons of carbon dioxide per year.
To put this into context, scientists have estimated that sustainable living is only possible if we cut our average carbon production in half. With our current pace of carbon emission, we may witness catastrophic climate changes within our lifetime.
Now, how can we reach half? -Population control is out of the question and it seems to be very hard to convince people to live a more modest life. Substituting our non-renewable energy production capacities with renewable sources seems to be the easiest and most logical step forward.
It might sound cheesy but in the end, it all boils down to social responsibility. Nobody is coming to save us and there is no magic wand that can fix everything overnight. It's time to stop making excuses and start looking for solutions that will save our lives.
Make no mistake, using renewable energy resources is not a complete solution to the problem -it's actually the bare minimum we need to do and we need to do it fast. Fortunately, the reasons listed above are quite self-serving, so there's hope that even those who are not interested in saving the planet might find an interest in going renewable.