In 2005 European Union began raising the share of renewable energy from 8.5% and aim to increase to 20% in overall energy by 2020. The following video explains how they can achieve their target.

 

We are facing global warming, it is time to adopt all forms of renewable energy available locally.  The renewable energy available locally can make a greater contribution to reduce carbon emission.

The wind mills and water mills from grand parents’ age produced mechanical energy for the renewable sources.  The modern version of wind mills produce electricity.  Thus the wind mills transform wind into electricity.   The European electricity produced from wind energy is  now equivalent to the electricity needed by Denmark and Hungary.

Hydraulic energy also produce electricity.  Whether the hydraulic energy is from the small plant or big dam, they produce the same electricity.  The energy produced is converted to electricity.

Another form of renewable energy is Geothermal energy.  The electricity is generated through the depth of the earth from the superheated fluid using geothermal power plants.

Free energy from the sun can be used to produce electricity via the solar energy panels and a converter. Solar hot water system also can be installed on the roof to generate hot water for consumption.  According to the video report that 20 million square meters of solar panels were installed throughout the European Countries in 2006.  Solar energy is also converted to electricity using solar mirrors placed beside the commercial building or the roof of the building in selected sites.

Biomass from vegetable, animal and urban waste are important renewable energy of the future.   They have multiple applications. The biogas is the fermentation of the waste such as liquid manure used in farming or other organic waste.  It produces heat and electricity. Purified biogas can be used as gas for biofuel.   Biomass is also made it possible to make into liquid biofuel, bioethanol and biodiesel.  The European Union has proposed 10% of biofuel in substitution for petrol and diesel by 2020.

The European Union is the world leader in development of renewable energy and have produced 350 thousand jobs and annual turn over of 30 billion Euro and is committed to reaching its objective target of 20%  renewable energy by 2020. Government plays a crucial role in supporting and individual can also help to reach the objective.

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