25 Encouraging Facts About Clean Energy

Posted by , Updated on January 11, 2018

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With climate change becoming a serious problem, and many countries still reluctant, unwilling, and addicted to fossil fuels, the state of the world might seem like it’s at an all-time low. However, an energy revolution is in full swing with the United States, the European Union, and many other countries making drastic changes to their energy sources with new efficient technologies, wind, solar, and hydroelectric power become cheaper and more attractive by the day. By investing in clean energy, we can fight climate change and have a better Earth for years to come. Here are 25 Encouraging Facts About Clean Energy.


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Believing in its benefits, both Walmart and Microsoft put big investments into renewable and clean energy like wind and solar. Not having to depend on fossil fuels and the price fluctuations will help businesses have a better edge in the future.

microsoftSource: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-marston/10-clean-energy-facts-that_b_13136164.html
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The European Union, with the exception of Poland and Greece, said they will not make anymore coal plants by 2020. It was a surprise announcement and a ringing endorsement for moving toward clean sources of energy.

euSource: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/apr/05/the-end-of-coal-eu-energy-companies-pledge-no-new-plants-from-2020
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The standard wind turbine can power up to 300 homes, an achivement to be celebrated. Recently, a German company built a turbine that could even power up to 4,000 homes.

wind turbineSource: https://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/powering-4000-homes-one-wind-turbine.html, https://www.terrapass.com/10-facts-renewable-energy
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With technological advancements in solar becoming more efficient and cost-effective, not to mention the fact it doesn't pollute the environment, solar power is likely to become the primary source of clean energy in the future.

solar panelSource: http://fortune.com/2014/09/29/solar-power-could-be-worlds-main-energy-source-by-2050/
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According to the conservation group WWF, clean energy can meet 95% of the world's energy needs by 2050.

earthSource: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-renewables-wwf/renewables-can-meet-world-energy-needs-by-2050-wwf-idUSTRE71201T20110203


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