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Cleaning the Air.

What is Clean Energy?

That is just one of three questions I will be addressing in this article. The term “clean energy” gets thrown around a lot these days and you probably have your own definition of it. It simply is heat and electricity produced from renewable sources, generating little or no pollution or emissions.

 

Now while that sounds easy enough to understand Clean Energy is not just a thing,  it is a whole movement. In last week's article you read about how these small towns are turning over a new leaf. The are becoming cleaner with their energy by switching from coal to natural gas to produce electricity.

 

This is not just happening in Ohio, but all across the nation and the world. People are swapping out one energy source for a cleaner one. They are “cleaning the air”, creating jobs and boosting their economy.

 

Now I am not on the side of global warming doomsday stuff, like the ice caps will melt and flood half of the US. However I am on the side of improving air quality and creating cheaper and more efficient energy. That is what clean energy is doing and will continue to do. There are many paths you can take as an individual to get cleaner energy. There are a plethora of options and price points to meet your needs.

 

Here are answers to two questions to get you started on your clean energy path. They will tell you which is the cleanest and dirtiest energies, so you can figure out if you are using the worst or the best or if you want to fall in the middle.

 

What is the dirtiest energy?

  • Coal

What is the cleanest energy?

  • Nuclear

 

Surprised by those answers? Tell us below! Comment on how you are taking steps to make your energy cleaner.

 

Comments

I really like reading an article that can make men and women think. Also, thanks for permitting me to comment!

Being in the energy industry, I would like to see more natural gas and renewable energy used to power and heat residential and commercial customers, but the cost to do so has to be kept stable to the end user. Spiking energy costs to help build the infrastructure needed to find a medium won't help the consumer. I wish I had the answer on how to make it possible and keep everyone happy at the same time.

I've driven past what I assmue is the exact location of these windmills countless times on US Route 30 as you shift from eastern Indiana to western Ohio. Because the earth is literally flat as a pancake in this region you can literally see them from miles away. Once again you've succeeded in describing what I've often felt: these windmills both fascinate and repulse, often at the same time. This part of the country just aggravates the daylights out of me because they never leave enough trees to soak up the rain and snow and fields are often flooded for weeks at a time. I'm going home and watch Hoosiers .

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