Apparently, people don't understand the different types of renewable energies, nor do they understand exactly what they are used for. I find this to be pretty surprising considering were in 2008, in the middle of a recession, and an energy crisis and to top it all off, the gaping black hole in the earth's crust is getting bigger by the hour. Well, for the people that know nothing about this subject, this should be a nice little quick read for you, and hopefully I can explain it enough so that you can start doing something about this problem we are having. What can you do? Believe it or not, you can start taking action this very second, and you will begin to put a stop or at least a reduction to all the problems going on around us at this point in time, that's later on in the article though. For now, what are renewable resources and how can we use them?
There are two major types of renewable resources. The good kind and the not so good kind. The not so good; geothermal power, fresh water, timber, and biomass. The reason these aren't good is because eventually if you use them too much you can run out. So in turn the use of these products must be carefully managed in order to avoid exceeding a certain amount. The good; solar radiation, tides, winds and hydroelectricity are perpetual resources, meaning they aren't in danger of "running out." A natural resource qualifies as a renewable resource if it is replenished by natural processes at a rate comparable or faster than its rate of consumption by humans or other users. And just for those wondering about it gasoline, coal, natural gas, diesel, and other commodities derived from fossil fuels are non-renewable.
Did you know that you can actually make your own solar powered or wind powered generators? Well, depending on where you live, this is completely legal, not only is it legal but it's actually a very efficient way to live. As stated above, solar and wind are both renewable energy resources. There are actually e-books you can find online that have step by step instructions on how to build something like this. And what's even better is the construction of these generators is very cost effective. Not only are they cheap to build, but they will also use energy efficiently.
Intrigued yet? I bet you are! The following e-books are three of my very favorite books that are available online. All three of these books have information in them that are reputable and true. All the things that you will find in these books, are both extraordinarily helpful and scientifically proven to help us live our lives with a "greener" mentality. I like books like these because this isn't just knowledge you can use, but that your friends, family and even your children could use as well. Make good use of these books, the power alone that you could take away from these books are absolutely immense!
Make Natural Power - A great All-In-One guide. This book has been chosen among many "green" friendly websites as the number 2 choice of all the books available out there (earth 4 energy being number 1). This is another easy to follow guide on how to build your own renewable energy resources. You will actually receive exact plans on how to build your own solar powered and wind powered generators. I'm looking at the books right now and I gotta say, this is pretty amazing!
Earth 4 Energy - A complete step-by-step guide. This guide will give you steps on how to build your own DIY solar and wind powered generators and it's as easy as 1-2-3! This book contains some really terrific additions to make it easy to understand and comprehend, such as step-by-step instructions and illustrations! You can also learn how to reduce your power bill by 80% or even eliminate it completely. This is a book among kings! Definitely check it out if you are looking to save some money on energy costs, as well as reduce energy resources we use.
Home Made Energy - Easy step-by-step methods. Bill Ford is the author of this book and he will teach you a plan that he came up with on how to beat the energy companies at their own dirty games. These energy systems can be implemented into any one's home for just a few dollars. If you are looking to stop wasting money on your electrical bill that seems to get higher and higher every single month, help the global economy and save the earth, this is the book for you!
You can also find many other books available online, some of these e-books are free, some are not. In my experience even if you spend a few bucks on the e-books it usually means they are of higher quality than the ones you might find everyone rummaging around in for free. The books above are well worth the few bucks you might spend on them!