Thursday, February 20, 2020

Sustainable Energy

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One of the many things I love about my aunt and uncle’s house is they use solar energy with solar panels. It’s pretty cool that they can use the sun to power their electronics. They only use solar power at their home most of the time. They do have a generator that is for emergencies. They live in the mountains in California so they use quite a few different resources. All of their water comes from a spring, that my uncle dug. They placed the solar panels themselves. It is probably really nice not to have an electric bill or a water bill. I can’t tell a difference between solar and regular power. 

If I were to build another house, I would definitely want solar panels. Solar panels are better for the environment because everything runs on sun power. It’s important to live in a location that gets a lot of sun. If you don’t have a lot of sun, you may have to rely on a backup method too. However, any energy you can save, is worth saving. It’s so important to save power any chance you can. Turning off lights and televisions when they aren’t being used is an easy place to start. Another great idea is not leaving your chargers plugged in when you aren’t charging your device. It doesn’t seem like it’s using a lot of power but it’s using some. 

Another type of sustainable energy is wind power. This is getting energy from the wind using windmills. Wind power doesn’t cost anything to be used and there’s always more wind.  There’s no digging or using up any resources. We have already used up so much of our resources already. We only have one Earth and we need to protect it.  

Before the sustainable energy, we used a lot of coal and oil, which are not renewable forms of energy. We also had to dig for it and remove it from the earth. Burning coal is bad for the air quality and the ozone layer as well. I have friends who live in New England and they still have propane tanks. Using propane is not only a pain because you have to get it delivered and it runs out. It’s also quite expensive. I personally favor solar and wind energy when possible. 

Sometimes, as home owners we have to deal with companies digging on our land looking for energy sources. There’s sometimes some grey areas about what’s allowed and acceptable. As a homeowner, you have a right to protect your land and your investment. It can be pretty easy to be double talked in to agreeing to something you may not understand. You need to make sure you always understand what is going on. You may find yourself needing a lawyer like Douglas Healy who specializes in energy and resources law. It would definitely be smart to have someone look over anything before you sign it and have them explain the legalities of everything to you before you sign. It’s never a bad thing to be well informed. It may save you some time in the future.  

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