Electricity suppliers use traditional fossil fuels to generate electricity which is regulated by the Utility Bidder. Roughly 28% of the world’s global energy production was fulfilled by renewable energy sources. The UK government requirement will make it mandatory for households to have a single EV home charge scheme which will increase consumer dependence on electricity. In this article, we look at the implications and applications of shifting to renewable energy sources to liberate from the dependence on fossil fuels.
What Is Renewable Energy?
The Earth has a limited supply of fossil fuels within its atmosphere. Traditionally, we use fossil fuels such as coal, gas or oil to produce electricity from large power plants. More and more scientists are concerned about the effect of the depletion of these fossil fuels. Humans will no longer be able to produce electricity without fossil fuels, which is why we are slowly shifting towards utilising renewable energy sources.
Renewable energy is energy produced from renewable natural resources. The word ‘renewable’ refers “to a natural resource, such as solar energy, water, or wood, that is never used up or that can be replaced by new growth”. In other words, renewable energy is produced from renewable energy sources that have an endless supply such as the sun or wind power just to name a few sources. The sun will be up the next day, the wind will blow every day and we can continue to power our appliances from the energy produced by these renewable energy resources.
The Barriers To Implement Renewable Energy Solutions
Tradition is the number one barrier to implementing renewable energy solutions. Electricity providers are traditionally accustomed to producing electricity from fossil fuels. Consumers are traditionally accustomed to the charges set up by electricity suppliers. Electricity providers depend on the consumers to purchase electricity from them so that they can reap huge profits.
Electricity providers are traditionally dependent on the one-way grid to deliver electricity to consumers. Implementing renewable energy sources requires policies that allow for on-site electricity generation to maximise productivity. Consumers will also need to make changes in their homes that will enable them to take advantage of renewable energy sources.
Consumers that want to shift to renewable energy sources will need to purchase equipment that utilises renewable energy. Purchasing solar panels or a wind turbine is not an easy task for the average household. The problem is compounded by solar panel suppliers that do not live up to their promises. The government does not want to decrease the electrical consumers’ dependency on electricity suppliers because this will have a direct effect on their profits.
These are the reasons why organisations providing solar panels or wind turbines are often heavily taxed instead of being subsidised. The government’s energy policy claims to shift to renewable energy sources but in reality, it is just maintaining its monopoly on the consumers. Some government institutions might employ renewable energy sources to produce electricity. But the consumer is still charged with the traditional cost of producing electricity through the use of fossil fuels.