Renewable energy can sometimes be a broad and confusing topic. What is it?  Where does it come from? How can I get it? Is it Green Power? The questions can go on and on.

In the simplest way to explain renewable energy, consider it as things that aren’t manmade, such as the sun, wind, water, organic plant, and animal waste material. The way things used to be.

When we (humans) discovered a fire that changed the way we lived and when we discovered energy sources such as Coal, Nuclear, Oil, and Natural Gas, AKA Fossil Fuels that advanced the way we lived but changed the way the Planet behaved. Using these types of energy sources we use today, such as oil and natural gas, has contributed to the greenhouse effect.  Unfortunately, our primary method of heating, cooking, and playing video games is the least beneficial way to use energy, and we are now feeling the impact of those decisions because we didn’t realize the effects.

Now, we have access to renewable energy, which isn’t as hard as you might think. For example, you can install solar panels on your home. Solar panels help to reduce emissions and your energy bills. On warm spring days, depending on where you live, you can generate a lot more energy from the sun than you would consume. The energy you generate that isn’t used can be traded to the utility company for additional credits on your monthly bill.

If you don’t have the ability to install solar panels on your home you can select to work with an organization that sells renewable electricity, such as ABEST. Their energy is 100% renewable electricity, and you can reduce your carbon footprint within minutes.

Our goal at ABEST is to serve New York residents with renewable electricity to help reduce their carbon footprint. Our focus has been to educate and help individuals do their part, too, and help fight against climate change by offering eco-friendly products and services. Renewable energy helps to reduce emissions by creating a way to move away from fossil fuels, which contribute to greenhouse gasses.