What is Renewable Energy?
Renewable Energy refers to any energy which comes from natural phenomena. Sources such as wind, sunlight, water and geothermal heat are all naturally replenished, and are all used to produce renewable energy.
Why is Renewable Energy important?
Traditional methods of energy generation such as coal, oil, gas and nuclear suffer from significant shortcomings: they have catastrophic effects on the planet, suffer from wildly erratic prices, and in many cases are quickly running out.
Renewable energy is an attempt to redress this balance. By sourcing more and more of our energy from naturally occurring resources we are giving future generations a platform for producing stable and sustainable energy. And we are also ensuring that the planet reaches them in a habitable state.
How can I get involved?
When people think of renewable energy they often imagine large off shore wind farms and hydroelectric dams. But renewable energy can be practised on a much smaller scale in homes and in local communities. Take a look through the energyshare Groups to see if there are any renewable energy projects going on near you.
You can also take a look through our guides to find useful energy saving tips that will help you cut your bills. And why not Sign Up to join the energyshare community and meet other people looking to learn more about renewable energy.