Change the World We Live In.
It's time to recognize that everything we do impacts the world we live in. Everything. And it's not about what you can't or shouldn't do, the world is bursting with opportunities of things you can do.
Get started today!
1. Walk, use public transport, cycle, carpool.
2. Reduce your use of gas, electricity and water.
3. Buy fewer things and buy the good stuff.
4. Compare business gas prices and shop around.
The Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society promoted the understanding and use of solar energy in all its forms and applications especially for the home.They have now separated and Australia's interests are served by the auses.org.au and New Zealand by solaraction.org.nz
What is renewable energy?
Solar energy is a renewable energy source. Renewable energy resources, such as wind, solar, geothermal and tidal, are constantly replenished and will never run out. In contrast, fossil fuels, such as coal, oil, and natural gas are nonrenewable, that is, they are limited in quantity and will become more difficult and expensive to recover. More information on renewable and alternative energy here
The sun has been our source of energy
for millions of years. As societies became
industrialized, coal was used as the energy
source for steam engines.
Now, we are dependant on both coal and oil.
We need to reduce that dependence in order to preserve
the Earth's climatic balance. Technologies based on the direct and indirect use of solar energy are a part of the solution. Several new power companies and electricity suppliers are offering green electricity.
The total annual solar radiation falling on the earth is more than 7 500
times the world's total annual primary energy consumption.
If only 0.1% of this energy could be converted at an efficiency of only 10%
it would be four times the world's total generating capacity. (World Energy Council 2007)