Green Renewable Energy

As a subset of renewable energy, green renewable energy represents those renewable energy resources and technologies that provide the lowest environmental impact and the most benefit. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines green renewable energy as electricity produced from solar, wind, geothermal, biogas, eligible biomass, and some low impact hydropower electric sources.

For consumers, the appeal in green renewable energy lies in that green renewable energy avoids environmental impact and has greenhouse gas reduction benefits. The EPA also requires that green renewable energy sources must be built within the last 15 years in order to support “new” renewable energy development.

Going Green is not just a passing trend here in the United States. Companies and residential consumers are all doing their part to help improve the planet. In fact, the EPA has created the Green Power Partnership Clean Energy Collaborative Procurement Initiative whose mission statement includes developing effective and collaborative platforms for, “deploying clean energy (predominately solar PV) across multiple government and educational organizations for maximum impact on installed solar systems, the local economy, and regional environment.” By working together, the EPA believes America can lessen its dependence on fossil fuels; in turn lessening the nation’s dependence on importing foreign oil. Additionally, collaborative efforts have been shown to help the economy increase green renewable energy jobs and stabilize the cost of electrical energy in an ever increasing market.

Additionally, collaborative efforts on the parts of large corporations to implement green renewable energy serve as a good business investment. The more large corporations commit to using green renewable energy, the more funding can go toward the creation of additional renewable resources such as wind farms — which is currently the fastest growing renewable energy in the nation.

Not all energy sources are equal, nor have the same environmental impact and/or benefits. Green renewable energy happens to be the cleanest and most environmentally beneficial energy sources. Going Green is a movement that is not only here to stay but an industry growing steadily.

Resources:

EPA – Market

EPA -Initiatives

EPA – Local Agencies

Green Energy