Fun Fact 2: Green energy may also be described as a renewable source of
energy which means this type will not run out in the future as it
Fun Fact 3: Examples of substances which are used to power our world,
but may also be harmful to our world, are oil, coal and natural gas.
These substances are known as fossil fuels as they are formed over many
years of heat and pressure being applied to layers of organic material
which includes dead plants and animals.
Fun Fact 4: Fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas are rich in
carbon so when the fuels burn, the carbon is released into our
atmosphere causing smog and pollution. Therefore, the types of energy
produced by fossil fuels are not green because they are not clean and
they are not renewable as they take millions of years to form naturally.
Fun Fact 5: Green energies are sustainable; they provide us with today's
power needs without harming the future generations.
Fun Fact 6: Examples of renewable energies include solar, wave,
geothermal, wind, air, hydropower and water energy. These types of
energies can produce electricity, as well as other power forms, without
the need to burn anything, therefore, without producing harmful
Fun Fact 7: Solar power is a type of green energy which comes from the
sun's rays. A good example of this is the use of solar panels to heat
buildings. Solar panels are placed, according to the direction of the
sun, on rooftops. The panels absorb the sunlight and convert the rays to
electricity which heat and power the building.
Fun Fact 8: Wind (air) is a form of green energy which comes from the
movement of air, produced by the varying temperatures of the Earth's
surface. Huge wind turbines are placed and directed in accordance to the
wind in order to generate electricity to power homes and businesses.
Fun Fact 9: Hydro (water) is another great example. Turbine systems are
placed in rivers, or other sources of high volume, fast flowing water,
in order to generate electricity for homes and businesses.
Fun Fact 10: Most renewable sources (green energies) are used to
generate electricity. These sources can be replenished; therefore, they
can be renewed.
Fun Fact 11: The renewable source Biomass uses wood and waste, both of
which can be reproduced and replaced
Fun Fact 12: Green energy is been used more and more as it doesn't place
a high compromises on the future of our planet like fossil fuels. It is
important to look after our planet to ensure it doesn't become
over-polluted for the future generations.
Fun Fact 13: The more we use green energy, the less we will use fossil
fuels to power our homes, businesses, cars and other forms of
transportation; all of which can pollute and harm our atmosphere.
Fun Fact 14: At the moment, non-renewable fuels such as natural gas,
coal and oil, provide our main source of energy. Hopefully, future
developments will provide an increase renewable sources been used.
Prices of non-renewable sources are rising which will help push us more
towards going green!
Fun Fact 15: One of the main problems with green energy is its
production is not always consistent. For example, more solar energy is
produced during the summer months, daylight hours and clear cloud-free
days. More wind energy is produced during some seasons than others.