Renewable Energy Resources for a Sustainable Life

writer Ekolojist

Throughout the world, petroleum-based fuels, more generally fossil fuels, are used as the primary energy source. As it is known, non-renewable energy is produced from fossil fuels, that is, the fuel used cannot be recycled or is recycled with very low efficiency. Currently, fossil fuel resources are thought to be depleted within the next century. In addition, the carbon-based chemical structures of fossil fuels increase the production of greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, methane ..). The greenhouse effect plays an important role especially on climate changes and negatively affects living things. In most European countries promotion and use of renewable energy sources has increased considerably, but when the world is considered, the number of countries that have been able to revise themselves to produce energy in this way is quite low.

Considering all these situations, for both the balance of nature and a sustainable life energy production from renewable energy sources should be increased and its use should be spread over wider areas. Renewable energy sources In general, it can be said that using solar panels and benefiting from solar energy, hydrothermal energy, using wind roses for wind energy, tidal (wave) energy. In general, electrical energy can be produced from all of these sources. In addition, hydrothermal energy and solar panels are used for heat energy. All these types of obtained energy can be converted into each other. Therefore, energy usage areas cover every moment of human life; use of electronic devices, lighting, heating, use of all kinds of machinery, etc. Their most important feature, as emphasized earlier, is that they are renewable. Like oil or natural gas, they will not run out after a certain point. With the right techniques, they will be used continuously and easily integrated into life. In addition, there are no negative effects on the environment or minimal due to the equipment used.

Disadvantages of Renewable Energy Production

In addition to its beauty, this environmentally friendly, continuous and minimally harmful energy production has disadvantages. For example, for wind energy, there should be regions with strong winds like the Netherlands in order to achieve the highest efficiency. Similarly, tidal energy production is efficient in countries such as Canada and England, where tidal events occur in the oceans or near the ocean, while the cost is higher than production in countries with inland seas. Again, for hydrothermal energy, regions where hot water resources are intense should be owned. In every country, these energy sources can be used in some way, but it is necessary to look at how we get the highest efficiency at the point of whether the efficiency covers the cost. When considered from this point of view, the resource that each region can use is limited.

Due to the geographical conditions of our country, many of these resources can be used. As a country that spends almost half of the year sunny, solar panels will be efficient in both homes and companies. The Black Sea region is quite windy and is a beautiful region for wind power generation. The Aegean, especially the Inner Aegean region and the Eastern Anatolia region are rich in thermal water resources, and hydrothermal energy production can be increased.

As in Turkey, energy resources suitable for each country's geographical location can be found. With the use of appropriate resources, countries can meet their energy needs without using fossil fuels.

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