Fossil fuel has been the primary source of energy for us ever since electricity and the devices it powered became available to the masses. Yes, we had explored sources of clean energy even before it was the cool thing to do, but coal and oil were always the primary sources. Today we have discovered that this had slowly damaged the world over time, and have now reached levels to manifest its effects. While global warming is one thing, let’s put that aside as there are still many who are skeptical about it, even with the overwhelming evidence of its existence.
The thing is; there are obvious adverse effects on the environment when using fossil fuels as a source of energy. The surrounding area of coal-fired power plants shows that the area is significantly more toxic, experiencing higher acidity levels in the surrounding bodies of water and rain. Some factories and plants are even irresponsible when disposing of their waste, causing toxicity levels to go even higher, and spread through the water system. While this is certainly the cheapest and productive way to produce electricity, it is our addiction to it that prevents progress from renewable energy research to be pursued, or at least that was the case until a little while ago.
Thanks to the initiative of world governments, the research of scientists and the actions of engineers and electricians, new green power sources are slowly becoming mainstream. Once a product only used by laboratories and the wealthy, solar panels are becoming more and more efficient while at the same time becoming affordable. It is now possible to call an electrician to install your home a solar panel system and power your own home, through using energy efficient smart technologies and appliances. Solar panel powered (or at the very least assisted) charging stations for cars are spreading across the nation thanks to the development of companies like Tesla and the likes.
Electricians were once mostly people who helped build and maintain the infrastructure to deliver power to the masses, but now they are slowly becoming an important part of the shift to greener, efficient, self-sustaining power. Though they have always been essential to creating a modern home, they are now one of the keys to creating a better tomorrow. Electricians and companies are slowly specializing in the installation of green energy products, allowing affordable access for everyone.
We are addicted to electricity, as it powers our homes, our communication devices, and our industry. But it is one addiction that we cannot quit as it would cease progress, what we can do is slowly move away from energy sources that harm the environment and slowly pivot to greener renewable sources of energy, such as the sun that grew our ancestor’s plants and the winds that pushed their sails. We return to nature, yet progress the same, healing the environment and allowing for the development of a better tomorrow.
Electricity, electricians, and the environment, three things we will need to develop to progress.