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Green Energy: The Basics

Green Energy: Basics
What is green energy?Green energy, is energy that is produced or generated using natural resources like the wind, sun, water and biomass to generate electricity. Green electricity is renewable and clean i.e. emission-free, with a positive relationship with the environment. Renewable energy can be used to power an office, factory, government buildings, infrastructure, your home, your electric car and much more!
How is green energy produced?Green energy is produced by harnessing the energy in natural resources like wind and solar, both of which gain energy from the sun. This can happen in different ways. Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, commonly known as solar panels, are used to convert the energy from the sun into electricity. Solar farms, which are usually large scale PV plants, then inject electricity into the national grid to be consumed by homes and businesses. Wind turbines convert kinetic energy from the wind into electricity. A wind farm is similar to a solar farm, except it has multiple wind turbines instead of PV modules.
Does the UK produce green energy?Yes, the UK is a leading producer of renewable energy. The onshore capacity of wind turbines is 12,904 MW and the offshore capacity is 7,895 MW. This means they generate enough clean electricity for 14 million homes in the UK. As of March 2020, the total capacity of renewables in the UK was 47.4 GW, which is more than one third of the power generated in the UK coming from a renewable source. The UK also has offshore wind farms.
Are there green energy suppliers in the UK?Yes. In fact, the UK is leading the charge with a number of established green energy suppliers, to include independents and the big six suppliers.
Why are petrol and diesel called ‘Dirty’?It is because cars that run on petrol or diesel pollute the environment with CO2 emissions and other pollutants via the tailpipe/exhaust. EVs do not have tailpipes and hence do not release harmful emissions into the air.
Can I generate green energy at home and charge my EV?Yes, you can certainly generate your own green energy at home using small-scale solar panels or wind turbines and charge your electric car using that energy. Small-scale battery storage is also a great addition to those with on-site renewable energy generation.

Top Benefits Of Green Energy

It is true, in that, the benefits of using green and clean energy has a positive impact on us all. The greater the use of clean energy, the lower the negative impact on our planet and ecosystems. We all, everyone one of us, has a dependence and inescapable link to our environment. We at e-zoomed encourage households and businesses to migrate to using green energy, either by on-site generation or sourcing from a reputable green energy supplier.

Top Benefits Of Green Electricity
Energy generation without creating greenhouses gases, one of the catalysts for the increasing danger of climate change. Renewable energy does not emit carbon dioxide (CO2), mercury, nitrogen oxide (NOx), sulphur dioxide (SO2) or dangerous particulate matter into the air.
Reducing air pollution and increasing air quality. In the UK and worldwide, increase in diseases and deaths have been linked directly to an increase in air pollution. Children and the elderly have been most impacted by the increasing level of air pollution in our cities.
Help protect our environment and planet for future generations.
Unlike fossil fuels, green energy is generated using unlimited renewable sources, like wind and solar, therefore guaranteeing that our ‘fuel supply’ will never run out! In the UK, both solar and wind are widely available to generate renewable electricity.
By using green electricity to charge your battery-electric vehicle (BEV) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), the tailpipe emissions are zero-emissions.
Renewable energy generation does not have any long-term negative impact to land.
Increases our national energy security by reducing our dependence on other countries for energy.
Reduces energy price fluctuations. Renewable electricity prices are more stable and less impacted by external factors like international politics, war and other global events.

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Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include, the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising large-scale industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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