Check out what energy expert Brad Chapman from Alliance Building Solutions in San Bernardino County has to say about the future of renewable energy.
Renewable energy has become a hot topic in recent years. More people are installing renewable energy for their homes, and more communities are setting up renewable energy resources. Brad Chapman, from Alliance Building Solutions in San Bernardino County, discusses the future of renewable energy.
“The evolution of the modern energy industry has played a vital role in the emergence of modern society,” Brad Chapman from Alliance Building Solutions points out. “The lights come on and we can power all of our modern gadgets because of modern energy resources. Now, renewable energy resources will drive further growth and change in the energy industry.”
Throughout most of the 20th century, fossil fuels were the primary, if not only, source available to produce sufficient quantities of energy to power modern society. Yet improvements in wind turbines, solar panels, methane recapturing, and more are offering viable alternatives.
Not only could renewable energy resources improve modern society’s environmental footprint, but they may help us build more resilient independent energy grids.
“We should never look past the environmental benefits of renewable energy,” Brad Chapman from San Bernardino County argues. “Still, there are many other benefits. If you have solar panels installed on your home and a natural disaster knocks out the local power grid, you may be able to power your home. Such benefits will drive the growth of renewable energy.”
Many renewable energy systems utilize local resources. For example, methane recapturing facilities can capture methane gas from landfills. Solar panels can use local sunshine, and wind turbines use nearby wind. This increases resilience, which in the long run may drive the growth of renewable energy.
During the 1970s, various oil-producing nations cut off oil to the United States and other countries. This led to a huge spike in energy prices and fuel, causing economic turmoil. With local, renewable energy, the risk of faraway nations cutting off access to energy is greatly reduced.
“By building local, renewable energy resources and reducing dependence on imported fuel, we can build an energy grid that is more resilient to global turmoil,” Brad Chapman notes. “Even if geopolitics isn’t an issue, accidents and disasters, like when a stranded ship shut down the Suez Canal, could disrupt fuel delivery. I expect to see local and state governments drive much of the adoption of local, renewable energy resources.”
Of course, besides strengthening energy grids and making them more independent, renewable energy resources also offer many environmental benefits.
Brad Chapman of Alliance Building Solutions in San Bernardino County Discusses the Environment
Traditional fossil fuel energy grids can have a big impact on the environment. Many scientists now argue that climate change is both very real and has a major impact on the global ecosystem. While climate change may remain controversial, even outside of global warming, the environmental benefits of renewable energy resources are hard to deny.
“Sadly, oil tankers can spill, oil and gas pipelines can leak, and traditional fossil-fuel dependent energy systems can generate a lot of pollution,” Brad Chapman of Alliance Building Solutions says. “Renewable energy resources aren’t perfect in regards to their impact on the environment, but risks do seem to be lower.”
Renewable energy may lead to cleaner environments, which could increase adoption both for families and communities.