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Expanding Options in Energy

Solar energy is so effective, even the biggest power companies are using it. As the push for renewable energy continues to grow, energy providers are beginning to add different fuels to their stable. Solar, wind, water and biomass energies are becoming more popular and the polluting brown energy is rapidly losing its foothold as the mainstay in power. “Going Green” has become a household phrase that actually means something now.

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Renewable energy has become so popular that Texas deregulated the industry there and you can now go to and choose your provider. You can research which companies have not only the best rates, but what kind of energy they provide.

Brown energy is produced using coal and oil. This has a much higher pollution rate then the more modern renewable energies. It pollutes not only the atmosphere, but our land and rivers as well. Drilling and mining create problems with spillage and destruction of the land itself.

Solar, wind, water and biomass fuels are becoming much more attainable with the farms, that helps our economy and our citizens at the same time. Biomass fuels are made from all natural crops and leave no carbon footprint in their usage as they are not releasing “new carbon” into the atmosphere. They release carbon that is already here. Ethenol is a prime example of biomass fuels. Farmers are helped by producing the crops and the farm crisis of the late 80s and early 90s is not nearly as bad as it was. Things are looking up for our rural areas because of biomass fuels.

Wind farms are popping up all over the United States. By utilizing this constant source of energy, more jobs are being created. This is a definite plus for a country with an unemployment rate that is higher than it has ever been in recent decades. The windiest areas are rapidly becoming the place to be where wind energy is concerned.

Solar power has created untold amounts of employment in various areas. From the plants that produce the panels, to solar farms where workers keep a constant eye on the production facilities. Add to that the lack of carbon being sent into our atmosphere and the excess amounts of energy that these companies can sell to the brown energy plants for usage, and you have benefits that will continue on for generations.

The high costs of running brown energy plants are made easier just by them being able to purchase the excess energy from the “green” companies. With any luck, we will be able to eliminate high pollution energy forever, so long as we keep moving forward with the future in mind.

I highly recommend taking the time to research your options when it comes to your energy provider. You will be surprised at what you will learn and the money that you can save in the end. Not to mention the fact that if you change to a green company, you will certainly feel better about your own contribution to saving our environment and resources.

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