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Green energy can come from several sources.
By using energy from renewable sources you reduce the amount of CO2 used
to heat and power your home.
The site shows you which options are available and what the tarriffs mean
The energy used in manufacturing and erecting a wind turbine is paid
back in 3-6 months of operation. With a 1,000-mile coastline, Britain
has the greatest potential for wind energy generation in Europe.
this is a generic term for energy created by falling water. For instance,
hydroelectric dams hold back water, creating a reservoir of potential
power. A water gate lets it surge through a tunnel leading to turbines.
The water turns the turbines, which in turn spin electricity generators.
Harnessed by solar panels, the sun's energy can be converted to electricity
or used to heat water. A single photovoltaic (PV) solar panel can provide
enough electricity to power a TV.
Wave and tidal energy
Lines of floating power generators offshore or on the shoreline capture
wave energy and turn it into electricity. Tidal barrages trap the predictable
energy in tides, exploiting the natural rise and fall of the sea level.
There is also huge untapped potential in biomass, landfill gas energy,
and combined heat and power (chp).
The market for green energy is growing all the time. The big six energy
suppliers have introduced green tariffs, and new companies such as Ecotricity
and Good Energy have been set up specifically to help combat climate change.