Sustainable energy is the provision or supply of energy in a sustainable way. In other words, today’s energy needs are met without constituting hindrance to the future generation in meeting their needs.
The world population is increasing on daily basis so the demand for energy and fuel is also increasing. Most present sources of energy are not enough to meet the demands of the world populace.
Besides, the activities involved in generating most of today’s energy sources are also questionable. The generation of some sources of energy has been causing problems for human race. So, exploring alternative sources of energy has become highly imperative.
There is advancement in technologies and these have been most helpful to the production and generation of energy. Technologies that promote and enhance sustainable energy include processes developed to increase energy sufficiency. Technologies have also contributed to the discovery of alternative sources of energy known as renewable energy. These sources include hydro electricity, solar energy, wind energy, wave power, tidal power, geothermal energy and artificial photosynthesis.
Many believed that the twin pillar of sustainable energy is renewable energy and energy efficiency. These two pillars have many benefits for UK Local Authorities who are looking for ways to improve the quality of their properties under the Government’s ECO scheme.
Efficiency is about using the available sources of energy in the right and most effective way. Efficiency helps to avoid waste of energy and fuel. When this is achieved, local authorities will be able to channel the energy to people living in fuel poverty with the support of organisations such as Integrated Energy Services.