4 Places That Make Full Use of Renewable Energy

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The industry of renewable energy has been booming for the past few years and has recorded an incredible growth as well. Today, various eco-friendly initiatives and habits, such as the growing wind farms in Denmark, creation of the concentrated solar plant in Morocco, and patronizing affordable prices of solar panels in the Philippines, among others, are being supported by millions of people across the globe.  

Opting for renewable energy is one of the efficient ways to go green and conserve the current condition of the environment. True to this, several places around the world are participating in green movement and going renewable.

Let’s take a look at the places around the world that embrace renewable energy.

Did you know that as of today China owns five of the world’s six largest solar-module manufacturing firms? China is exerting so much effort to strengthen its dominance in global renewable energy through its world’s largest electricity utility, largest wind-turbine manufacturer, and world’s largest lithium ion manufacturer. In addition, China is also being committed in removing out coal as they help in cleaning the polluted air.

Costa Rica
Almost 99% of Costa Rica’s electricity in 2015 was obtained entirely in renewable enery. Costa Rica maybe small, however, it is rich in natural resources. This is why the country still meets the huge amount of energy they need. The country uses a mix of geothermal, hydro, and wind energy. Furthermore, Costa Rica wishes to be completely carbon-neutral by the year 2020.

Denmark is known for its leading wind energy production. In fact, in 2015, Denmark grew 42% of its electricity through wind turbines. Three-quarters of the country’s wind capacity develops from the onshore wind farms, which are supported by the government. With the availability of strong winds in the country, Denmark will definitely achieve their goal to be 100% fossil fuel free by the year 2050.

Did you know that Sweden will be the first nation in the world to go 100% fossil fuel-free? Sweden’s energy use is mainly based on renewable energy, specifically solar power, wave power, and bioenergy. Before achieving this, Sweden invested in the research about the possible alternative energy sources. In addition, the adoption of new technologies in this country makes it easier for Sweden to utilize renewable energy throughout the country. Moreover, Swedenaims to run completely on renewable energy by the year 2040.

These countries prove that solutions to environmental problems are growing every day, especially with the advent of technology and availability of cutting-edge technologies today. It is just up to us how we can use the available resources in creating a better and sustainable environment.  

Going green is not as hard as it may seem. In fact, we can even start small at home. Simple habits, such as recycling, composting, consuming organic food, and using less energy are few of the easiest and effective ways to help in conservation and protection of our Mother Earth.

*This is a guest post by Justin Estor and is for informational purposes only.*