The world is becoming more and more sustainable, including Twente and the Netherlands. It’s much needed because the exhaust of greenhouse gases must be reduced. One of the ways of doing this is by consuming and producing green energy. Green energy is a collective name for all types of energy that reduce the ecological footprint. The goal is to completely switch to clean energy that does not harm the environment.
Green or grey?
Green electricity is sustainable electricity that is generated from alternative energy sources such as wind, hydro, solar and biomass. It is the opposite of “grey electricity”, which is generated from fossil fuels. For consumers, it is hard to distinguish between green and grey electricity since both power our devices without any difference.
Green electricity can be produced at home or the office, for example using solar panels. In the years to come trust in green electricity must be gained so that less grey electricity is used. Current questions are:
- What is true green electricity?
- Is green electricity always produced sustainably?
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