Renewable energy is so called because it is energy that comes from sources that are easily replenished. Wind energy and solar energy are renewable, as are biomass sources for fuel (from wood to plants such as corn, sugarcane, and hemp), geothermal (heat from the earth), and hydropower (energy harnessed from moving water). Clearly, it follows that energy sources that are renewable are far better than those that are extracted at great cost to the living world and the creatures that inhabit it.
TAM Energy takes sustainable energy one step further. While wood is a renewable resource, cutting down forests, particularly old-growth forests, has devastating effects on the planet, releasing huge stores of carbon dioxide (C02) that contribute to global warming. Sources of energy that are both sustainable and renewable, such as wind and solar do not leave the planet with long-term consequences for their use, but on the contrary, extends the life of our planet.
When it comes to renewable, sustainable energy, there are five main contenders: solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal, and biofuels and these are products of TAM Energy.
It’s always important to factor in the long-term impact of our energy choices. For example, although growing corn for ethanol may be environmentally superior to drilling for oil, clearing forests to plant those fuel crops is a poor alternative to using wind and solar energy.