The city of Geneva in Switzerland is known as the seat of diplomacy. It has a major presence of the United Nations and is the headquarters for some its sister organizations, like the World Health Organization and the International Labor Organization. It is also the center of operations for the International Red Cross. This does not take away the city’s popularity as a tourist destination. It is one of the topmost places visited by people, who want to have a perfect Swiss vacation. It is the gateway to the Alps. The canton of Geneva falls in the French-speaking part of the country, and thanks to the importance it enjoys with the different governments of the world; it is a major transportation hub.
According to research by Clean Edge, a leading research firm that tracks and analyzes clean-tech markets and trends, production and wholesale pricing of biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel reached $34.8 billion in 2008 and are projected to grow to $105.4 in 2018. Clean Edge also estimates that wind power will expand from $51.4 billion in 2008 to $139.1 billion in 2018, and solar power will grow from $29.6 billion in 2008 to $80.6 billion in 2018.
The sector of the renewable energy resources is also getting good support from the government which has helped them to make it big. They have been successful in expanding their market as well as achieving their targets.
If we are to look at the world’s consumption on oil based products you can clearly see that it rises each day. One clear example for this is the traffic we see on our roads. And the production and reserves for this does not really grow in an instant. If we really have to seek a power source it should be the one that comes from a natural flowing stream of energy. And there’s nothing more available energy in the world than green energy.
It is not difficult to construct your own solar panels and the bits and pieces are easily obtainable in even small towns. The same holds true for systems that will produce electricity from wind or water. The trick is to get a detailed plan from which to build your solar panels or other devices.
Of course it does not make sense for hydropower to be used everywhere. There are many places where there just is not enough water flowing in the area for them to work well. Not every place as an abundance of rivers, streams, and oceans to produce hydropower. Most of them are found along the West of the United States. They are in Oregon, Washington, and California.
Green energy has proven, centuries before the extensive use of fossil products, that it can supply the world’s need for energy. Solar power alone can have as much power as all other sources combined. This simple truth would offer anyone’s doubt a reversing of look at the situation.
Living off the grid is a wonderful feeling. Knowing that you are out of the clutches of the oil tycoons brings more freedom and the next time there is a power cut or a price hike, you can just give a smile and forget about it, because you will be living off the grid.