LONDON, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — In recent years, the growing need to look for alternative power sources has brought the subject of green energy to the top of the news agenda. However, according to green energy uk, a sustainable energy provider, it isn't a new concept – green ways of generating energy are older than people might think.
In fact, the Romans were among the first to use geothermal energy harnessed from the Earth's core to heat their homes – and prior to the development of coal in the mid-19th century, all energy was renewable. Experiments with solar power began in the mid to late 1800s as concerns over depleting coal grew.
Doug Stewart, CEO of green energy uk, explains: "It's funny to think we're heading full circle when it comes to sustainable energy and that depleting sources were a concern for people in the 1800s. Many of the methods of generating renewable energy that are used today actually originated more than a century ago. It's also interesting that a scientific article from the very early 1900s already recognized that natural fuels were depleting and that other means had to be researched for the survival of the human race!"
The technology available today means power generation doesn't have to rely solely on methods such as wind and solar power. Despite these being very effective ways of generating energy, these can be intermittent and so other innovative energy generation methods have evolved, such as biomass, anaerobic digestion and CHP, using waste to harness energy. These are a few of the many sources from which providers are now buying electricity.
Doug continued: "The interesting ways to generate energy that have evolved in recent years from sources such as pig poo, cooking oil and tomatoes are being used to power homes and businesses all over the country. The added environmental benefit of these methods is that they are using waste that would otherwise sit in landfill causing methane emissions, so carbon footprint is reduced and energy is created – double-whammy eco-friendly!"
Drawing upon 100 per cent sustainable sources, green energy uk provides electricity to domestic and business customers across the UK who have made the energy switch. For further information visit www.greenenergyuk.com.
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