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6 Undeniable Benefits of Renewable Energy Solutions in Canada

While it is an important topic that’s been discussed time and again, some people do not realize the importance of switching to renewable energy. While making use of replenishable sources poses a threat of not having energy one of these days, the bigger picture and impact is far more disconcerting. 

As citizens of the planet, we all have a responsibility towards our environment as well as future generations to come. We need to make sure that we take care of our environment while still maintaining and living comfortable lives. 

The beauty of sustainable energy, is that it will allow us to do just that. By using renewable energy, we will not only be giving the planet a break, but we will ensure a brighter future for us all.  

In this post we highlight some of the benefits everyone can experience when we start switching to renewable energy. 

Job Creation 

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Studies have shown that sourcing renewable energy requires more labor than traditional sources of energy. Every possible renewable resource requires lots of people to plan, source and construct the stations needed to capture and generate energy. This means renewable energy is an ideal way to create jobs. 

Saving Money in the Long-Term 

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A lot of people may argue that implementing renewable energy requires a sizeable investment. While that may be true, it remains an investment that will pay for itself in the long run. Home owners that install solar panels for example will not only increase their property value, but they will benefit from saving money on energy in the long run. 

Decrease in Pollution 

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The best and most obvious benefit of using renewable energy is probably the fact that we won’t be replenishing our natural resources. These renewable solutions have a minimal impact on the environment, making them ideal. We are facing global warming due to greenhouse gas emissions, which would be eliminated when using renewable energy. 

Better for Health 

Did you know that the use of fossil fuels is detrimental to your health? Studies have found that fossil fuels can directly be related to some cases of cancer, heart disease, lung disease and more. Renewable energy will not have a harmful effect on our environment or our health, as we will not be reliant on fossil fuels. 

Increased Energy Sources 

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Oil companies have it made. As a lot of societies are still reliant on oil and fossil fuels as a source of energy, the demand keeps growing and the supply is decreasing. Making use of renewable energy sources will ensure societies have access to clean energy, throughout the year, from various sources. 

Independence from the State 

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Finally, by using renewable energy you won’t have to rely on power supplied from the state or utility companies. That means you can enjoy energy without any unplanned interruptions due to a blackout. You also won’t be footing the very costly bill every month, as you will be generating your own, sustainable energy.  

As you can see, there are loads of benefits to using renewable energy. While it is currently still pricey to implement it, we are sure the playing field will even out in the near future.  

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5 Solutions for Sustainable Energy in Canada Today

The world is currently in a state of instability. We are rapidly running out of energy resources, and those resources used world-wide is not sustainable while at the same time harmful to the environment.  

We do however have multiple options of sustainable energy resources. Some of these options can even be implemented in residential homes. In this post we take a closer look at five renewable energy solutions currently implemented in Canada.  


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Currently, bioenergy supplies 15% of the entire world’s energy. It’s an affordable renewable solution, and holds many benefits. The energy is sourced through combustion and can be sourced in biomass, including dried vegetation, aquatic plants and wood products to name but a few. 


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As you’ve probably guessed, hydropower is generated through water. Flowing water creates energy which is then captured and turned into energy. Currently there are two ways of utilizing this renewable energy source, via a pump storage plant or a hydroelectric plant. Dams and rivers are used to generate power in both cases. 

Solar Power 

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Solar power is probably the most common source of renewable energy. A lot of homeowners are now adding solar panels to their homes as a solution for renewable energy. The process requires sunrays to be captured by solar panels which converts the sunlight to energy. 

Geothermal Energy 

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This source of sustainable energy is generated straight from the earth itself. It is sourced as intense heat underneath the ground, creating molten magma. This source is then utilized to either use naturally heated water, or to generate renewable energy. There are multiple technologies involved in sourcing geothermal energy. 

Wind Power 

And finally, we have wind power. This is another very popular sustainable energy solution used worldwide. It requires the construction of massive wind turbines. The air that flows through the blades generates energy. This solution requires little space and offers many benefits, including the fact that it is replenishable. 

With so many options of renewable energy solutions out there, it is hard to believe that communities have not yet made the shift. We are seeing efforts on multiple levels, from corporate companies to environmentally aware individuals, trying to find sustainable solutions for energy. 

Some of the solutions discussed here are costly and should be implemented on government-level. Others can however easily be used in residential and commercial instances.