Ever hear the word “inexhaustible?" It means “unable to be used up because existing in abundance.” Now if the world could gain electricity from an inexhaustible source of energy...well that would solve a lot of the world's problems.
Renewable energy defined by dictonary.com is “any naturally occurring, theoretically inexhaustible source of energy, as biomass, solar, wind, tidal, wave, and hydroelectric power, that is not derived from fossil or nuclear fuel.”
In the definition, there were examples of renewable energy; biomass, solar, wind, tidal, wave, and hydroelectric. As you may have also seen, it strictly says “not derived from fossil fuels” (oil, natural gas, coal.) That’s simply because fossil fuels are an exhaustible source of energy. Why choose a source of energy that will one day be used entirely?
Thankfully with technology ever growing, we can choose to lessen how much fossil fuels we use. By taking advantage of nature's theoretically inexhaustible source of energy, we can all breathe a little easier (literally) knowing that we’re using clean energy.
So far, humankind has made great strides over the past 50 years towards using solar, wind, and hydroelectric power. These efforts towards a cleaner future must start with renewable energy. The more renewables we use, the more money each country can save from power to give back to its people and create a better standard of living.