The Benefits of Expanding Green Technology

Information about The Benefits of Expanding Green Technology

Published on October 24, 2013

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The Benefits of Expanding Green Technology: The Benefits of Expanding Green Technology What Is Green Technology?: What Is Green Technology? Green Technology is a general term referring to a growing number of sustainable and non-toxic products and production methods. Examples of green technology can be founds in w ater purification, cleaning products, food production and waste management. But one of the biggest components of green technology is Renewable Energy. In the next few pages we will be exploring the benefits of green technology in relations to Renewable E nergy and its effects on our everyday life. What Does It Mean For You? : What Does It Mean For You? Investment in green technology for you and your family not only benefits the environment, but helps you enjoy your life in the long run. Some advantages: Decreases the cost of energy Government tax incentives to use renewable energy Decreases air pollution Cleaner water Supporting domestic businesses Improves vehicles Improves housing Overall better quality of life What It Means For Our Economy?: What It Means For Our Economy? According to the USDA, the green industry is “is one of the fastest growing segments of the nation’s agricultural economy”. It’s projected that in the U.S. alone it will generate $147.8 billon in output, $64.3 billon in labor income and create 1,964,339 new jobs. Converting to renewable energy also increases building construction, increases property values, increases retail sales and tourism and decreases dependency on foreign resources. It also encourages innovation a nd investment in domestic companies. Current Renewable Resources: Current Renewable Resources Hydropower: This energy form derives itself from the motions created by large bodies of waters such as oceans and rivers. Electricity can be gathered through hydroelectric dams, small generators, the natural kinetic energy of a river and stored water that is pumped out when needed. Wind Power: Wind energy utilizes wind turbines, windmills and wind pumps to create electricity. The oldest forms of wind energy can be traced back to the sails on boats. In modern times, it is a reliable form of power with low ongoing costs. Current Renewable Resources: Current Renewable Resources Solar Power: Solar Energy is one of the fastest growing forms of renewable energy and can be easily utilized on a consumer level in the form of solar panels installed on the roof of houses. Energy is harvested through sunlight using photovoltaic (PV) or concentrated solar power (CSP) systems and then converted to electricity. Geothermal Power: Geothermal power is the natural energy stored in the Earth’s crust (i.e. magma, hot springs). Power stations gather steam and hot water deep in the earth and converts them to electricity for usage. Emerging Technologies: Emerging Technologies Marine Energy: Like hydropower, marine energy uses the earth’s natural bodies of water to create power. The difference is marine energy focuses on waves, tides and the temperature of the ocean. Due to proximity, the immense power of the ocean can be utilized by most populations on earth. Artificial P hotosynthesis: Artificial photosynthesis uses nanotechnology to convert solar energy into carbon dioxide. The purpose of this is to employ inexpensive, non-toxic and stable conditions to create methanol that can be later processed into fuel. Emerging Technologies: Emerging Technologies Cellulosic Ethanol: Cellulosic technology takes biomass (plant material) and converts it into ethanol. Cellulosic ethanol takes advantage of natural raw materials like corn and cane sugar that can be easily grown and produced. It can reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 85% when compared to standard gasoline. Space-based Solar Power (SBSP): SBSP is an emerging technology that gathers solar power in space. Unlike regular solar panels that collect energy on earth during the daytime and when there is ample sunlight, SBSP uses orbiting satellites in space that can harvest energy on a continual basis. Your Voice Matters: Your Voice Matters Green technology and renewable energy will make life better for us and our children in the long run. However, it can’t be done by scientists and researchers alone. By opting for green products and green energy we as consumers are influencing the market. When we make green choices we are not only making a statement, but are giving these companies and research institutions the financial support they need to continue their work and ultimately drive down prices for us. PowerPoint Presentation: By taking a stand and choosing green products and renewable energy , you are adding to the growing number of Americans who recognize the need for a change. For more information on renewable energy and green technology, call us at (855) 227-3321 . http://www.shopmypower.com

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