“We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect,” noted Aldo Leopold.
The quote says it all; we are a part of the environment, and taking care of it should be a number one priority. Each of us should have a stake in our collective sustainable future. Ways to aid environmental sustainability are a plethora. Most of the time, it may be challenging to choose from where to begin the collective journey towards an ecological planet. As an audio producer, contributing editor with Greentech Media, and a business journalist, Stephen Lacey is already immersed in the topic of sustainability, and he may help you! He is passionate about educating the world about how important a clean environment is. Stephen Lacey has multiple reports on articles about ways to be as environmentally friendly as possible. One of the reports is called “The Surprising Ways America Can Hit Net-Zero Emissions by 2050.” Let’s proceed with the discussion of the report and more to see where Stephen Lacey takes us!
Hints Towards Hitting Net-Zero Emissions
Decarbonization of the environment is a considerable step undermining environmental sustainability. Less carbon footprint means a more ecological planet. Assumedly, fossil fuels, biomass, and hydrogen get eliminated from the list of resources contributing to the process of decarbonization. Great! It is exactly how it should go. Instead, renewable sources are what we should focus on. These sources make the environment greener and ourselves happier. At this point, you may ask, “Out of so many renewable resources, which one should we choose?”
If we have a look at the statistics of renewables of 2020, we will see that solar is the go-to resource. Solar energy is an inexhaustible, affordable, and environmentally friendly resource. The sun gives a wide range of opportunities to match your needs and preferences to solar panels – equipment that supplies the energy of the sun to your house. For you to get a picture of how you may make your environment cleaner, I would tell you that solar power reduces the carbon footprint by 80 percent. Humongous change! Now imagine that each of us researches the field, chooses a solar panel company of our choice, and goes solar. Do you see what a massive improvement the environment experiences? Do you see how thankful the planet is? I am pretty sure you do. But if you don’t, let’s go ahead, and the picture will puzzle out.
The Energy Gang – Solar Energy Comes Upon Demand
Stephen Lacey hosts The Energy Gang podcast, which raises significant environmental concerns. Almost all these can be solved by a green energy source – solar energy. The report called “What Really Caused California’s Blackouts?” addressed one of the recent issues raised on the podcast. This report generally criticizes the grid operator’s poor planning due to which there was a deficiency in energy supply, not meeting the power demand. On this note, let’s understand how the energy of the sun can stand as a resolution to the issue. As mentioned above, solar energy is limitless. No matter how demanding a customer is, solar panel systems manage to fulfill all the needs. Off-grid photovoltaic (PV) panel systems don’t depend on the grid. This means that even if the grid malfunctions, your house gets energy from the sun. I would brighten up the picture by telling you that solar power is conserved through solar panel batteries. That means that if you are afraid of running out of energy during a blackout, that’s unnecessary. Solar energy is stored to be used when needed.
Well-well, imagine renewable energy that is limitless and financially beneficial. If you haven’t already guessed, I am describing solar energy. Yes, the power of the sun has financial benefits. There is no need to worry about additional electricity costs. I would say that even there is a reason to be excited about the sun’s energy as you pay less but get more. Monthly payments are fixed based on the contract with a solar panel company. Along with fixed monthly payments, the system generates excess energy, which gets conserved for later use. Hence, you get a bonus as the energy of the sun doesn’t stop getting supplied to your house. Apart from that, financial incentives come with solar purchases. One of the greatest news and benefits of going solar in 2021 is the solar panel tax credit extension. You have the chance to go solar with a tax credit of 26% – the highest tax credit in the industry until 2023. If I were you, I would hurry.
Turns out, we are not the only ones that highlight how beneficial solar energy is. Stephen Lacey, an audio producer, contributing editor with Greentech Media, business journalist, and host of The Energy Gang podcast, constantly gives keys to environmental sustainability. In some of his articles, he concentrates on the benefits of solar energy. The sun’s energy is an unlimited resource that brings financial and environmental benefits, along with the drastic reduction of carbon footprint.
Our future is in our hands – let’s craft it sustainably with the sun!
The author of a publication: Veronika Abrahamyan