Much of the world generates its electricity using a variety of fuel sources, primarily fossil fuels and nuclear power. Today, there is increasing concern due to the adverse environmental impacts caused by the use of these energy sources. Now there is a real and growing interest among consumers for environmentally friendly “green” energy production.
But what is green energy? It is a term frequently used, but what does it actually mean? A broad definition states that green energy is energy produced from sources that are more environmentally friendly (or “greener”) than fossil fuels. Going green means to live life, as an individual as well as a community, in a way that is friendly to the natural environment and is sustainable for the Earth. Using green energy aims to reduce the overall emissions from electricity generation, decrease the amount of greenhouse gases produced (which cause global warming) and give people an opportunity to take an active role in improving the environment. Considering the benefits of green energy, sustainability of green energy supply and progress, is assumed to be a key element in the interactions between nature and society.