Why Renewable Energy
Renewable energy can supply a significant proportion of the United States' energy needs, creating many public benefits for the nation and for states and regions, including environmental improvement, increased fuel diversity and national security, and regional economic development benefits.
Renewable energy benefits include:
- Avoiding the impact of fossil fuels on our planet (air/water pollution, harm to plant and animal life, toxic waste, and a contribution to global warming.)
- Aiding the economy: pollution affects human health; therefore, healthcare costs soar to make up for the damage.
- Lifting the burden of Co2 tariffs, a tax on electricity generated by carbon-intensive methods, a plan recently enacted in the U.S.
- Alieving citizen’s vulnerability to unpredictable fuel prices—wind and solar power are not fuel-dependent or subject to price fluctuations.
Renewable sources of energy include:
Currently, none of these sources may act as a substitute for oil. In order to prepare for the inescapable depletion of oil reserves, we must adjust our convenient lifestyles and embrace renewable sources.
KGMB and Energy
In an effort to promote the benefit and unique functions of alternative energy sources, KGMB offers their Renewable Energy Tour. The tour provides visitors with an up-close view of the building’s newest additions: solar panels and geothermal heating and cooling.