Renewable Energy is energy that comes from resources which are continually replenished such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves and geothermal heat.
Renewable Energy has the potential to replace conventional fuels in four areas, electricity generation, hot water / space heating, motor fuels and off grid energy services.
The concept of a “green” economy is a relatively new one and is based on substituting use of fossil fuels for energy with renewable sources and efficient use of energy through energy conservation.
Energy has become a vital issue in recent times, from individual households to whole societies, everyone is faced with the challenge of making sure that they will be able to meet their basic energy needs. Our dependency on fossil fuels such as oil and coal have left us with a legacy of environmental damage and climate change. Renewable energy can help solve these problems, allowing households to be more self-sufficient by producing their own supply of clean energy.
Additionally, as fossil fuels become depleted and prices rise, renewable energy is becoming highly cost competitive. Fort example, for heating, wood fuel costs as little as half the price of oil. These savings are becoming even greater as oil prices continue to rise.