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What Is Green/Renewable Energy?

Understanding Green Energy

In order to be an effective consumer of green energy, it's good to know where green energy comes from. And the more you know, the better equipped you'll be to enjoy the benefits and educate others. Let's start with the basics.

Green Energy Is:

Clean. Green energy, which includes green electricity, is clean energy. This means it is produced with little-to-no environmental impact and does not dispense greenhouse gases into the air that contribute to global warming, the way fossil fuels do.

Varied.Green energy sources include wind, geo-thermal, hydro, and solar energy. Wind and hydro sources generate energy through the movement of air and water, while geo-thermal and solar sources generate energy through heat. All, however, provide reliable energy and protect the environment.

Renewable. As stated above, green energy sources eliminate the emission of greenhouse gases into the air. These sources are also renewable energy sources - meaning they are not created from finite materials like fossil fuels.

Stable. Green energy's varied forms mean more locations across the planet have the potential to harvest this renewable energy. This means more energy can be collected right here in the United States, making the country less dependent on energy from foreign countries.

Inexpensive. As the demand for green energy continues to grow, the price continues to drop thanks to economics of scale. Consider this: between the years 2010 and 2012 the costs associated with producing energy from wind dropped by 20 percent, and prices have fallen by more than 80 percent since 1980.

Right for You. You've seen the environmental and economic benefits that come from turning your home into a green home. The good news is, those benefits will increase as green energy continues to gain popularity in the market. If you're ready to make the switch to renewable energy, see what Direct Energy has to offer.


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