If Climate Change is to be avoided or even slowed, we must embrace alternative energy sources. For this reason, there are a lot of incentives offered to households to embrace alternative energy. There has never been a better time
Already a common sight throughout the land, wind turbines generate an estimated 2.5% of the UK's energy. If you live in a place which receives a lot of wind, it is very feasible to invest in a wind turbine. Of course, you will need a structure to attach it to or space to plant it. They are subject to the same planning permission laws as satellite dishes. The cheapest cost, when grants are taken into account, could be as low as £1,200.
Perhaps the most popular alternative energy source for the domestic market, solar panels are also becoming more affordable. If you have a wall or a roof that is largely south facing, then you could heat your water, or even provide for up to 40% of your electricity with a solar panel. Costs start at round about the £10,000 mark. Excess electricity can also be sold back to the grid, which is a bonus.
Energy development is a field of endeavor focused on making available sufficient primary energy sources and secondary energy forms to meet the needs of society. These endeavors encompass those which provide for the production of conventional, alternative and renewable sources of energy, and for the recovery and reuse of energy that would otherwise be wasted. Energy conservation and efficiency measures reduce the need for energy development, and can often have the same benefit to society at a lower cost and with lower environmental impact.