Renewable energy is key to fighting climate change

Kudzai Jakachira

Renewable energy such as wind and solar   are some of the best
recommended methods of using renewable energy as well, as friendly to
the climate environment, tools than the use of fossil fuels such as
coal and gas. as witnessed in many areas in the country, as renewable
energies can increasingly save customers money, health considering the
power shortages in the country.

Wind and solar energy have experienced significant growth and massive
cost improvements over the past decade with no signs of reducing down.
Prices are decreasing rapidly, and renewable energy is becoming
increasingly competitive than fossil fuels all around the country. In
some places, new renewable energy is already cheaper than continuing
to operate old, inefficient and costing methods to generate energy.
A research by the news crew reveal that, the cost of generating
electricity from wind and solar has declined by wide margin making it
economical for people in rural communities as well as in urban
communities to generate energy at low affordable rates.

In fact, renewables like solar and wind power—apart from construction
and maintenance—don’t emit any CO2 at all. … When comparing
renewable energy to fossil fuels, remember that renewable energy
generation is cleaner, easier to sustain over time, expanding more
rapidly, and sometimes even cheaper than fossil fuels.

In addition to the climate benefits that renewable energies offer they
also provide a wide range of market and public health benefits that
far outweigh a lot of costs than the use of   coal, paraffin fuels.

Burning fossil fuels such as coal paraffin and gas discharges a number
of air pollutants that are unsafe to both the environment and public
health. Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions, primarily the result of
burning coal, contribute to acid rain and the materialization of
harmful particulate substance.

When fossil fuels are burned, they release nitrogen oxides into the
atmosphere, which contribute to the creation of smog and acid rain.
… When fossil fuels are burned, they release nitrogen oxides into
the atmosphere.

Burning fossil fuels is the globe’s biggest source of human-caused
greenhouse gases and the primary cause of climate change. A new study
says the climate effect of burning fossil fuels is 100,000 times
greater than the amount of heat given off while burning the fuel.
Fossil fuels are non-renewable energy resources.

Their supply is inadequate and they will ultimately run out whereas fuels such as wood can be renewed interminably. … Fossil fuels release carbon dioxide
when they burn, which adds to the greenhouse effect and increases
global warming.

Fossil fuel is a general term for buried combustible geologic deposits
of organic materials, formed from decayed plants and animals that have
been converted to crude oil, coal, natural gas, or heavy oils by
exposure to heat and pressure in the earth’s crust over hundreds of
millions of years.

Pollution is a major drawback for fossil fuels. This is because they
give off carbon dioxide when burned thereby causing a greenhouse
effect. This is also the main contributory factor to the global
warming experienced by the earth today. Coal also produces carbon
dioxide when burned compared to burning oil or gas.

A new report from the International Monetary Fund says global use of
fossil fuels costs taxpayers and consumers $5.3 trillion year
worldwide.

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