Ensuring Access to Safe and Sustainable Energy

Education News | Mar-31-2022

Ensuring Access to Safe and Sustainable Energy

Energy is the ability to do work. It makes up an important fraction of our lives as it is required to produce heat and run machines. We also need energy for industry, transport, agriculture, and communication. It’s mainly produced from two types of resources; conventional and non-conventional resources.

Conventional energy is the type of energy that is derived from resources that are limitedly available and have been being used for decades. Examples of conventional sources of energy can be coal, petroleum, natural gas as well as hydel power.

Non-conventional energy is derived from unlimited resources and is great to prevent fossil fuel reserves from getting exhausted. Examples of non-conventional sources of energy can be solar energy, wind energy, tidal energy, geothermal energy, nuclear power, and biogas. These types of energy can also be known as safe and sustainable energy. Though most of these energy plants are expensive, they are great for the long run and also for our environment. The most common of them are solar and wind energy.

Solar Energy: Solar energy is produced from the heat and light of the sun’s rays which can be used in solar cells that are joined into solar panels to generate power. It is an easy, great and sustainable way to produce energy in tropical countries. It can be used in solar heaters, solar cookers, and lighting. We can ensure having it in our houses and offices by having solar panels on the roofs.

Wind Energy: Wind energy is produced from high-speed winds which rotate the windmill that is connected to the generator to produce electricity. Most wind farms are found in mountain areas where winds are strong. People can also buy their windmills.

Though these safe energy options are available, we can only ensure we utilize them by considering the type of energy used by a machine before buying it.
Written By: Toshani Mehra 8A Delhi Public School Greater Noida

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