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Climate Action

What is renewable energy?

Renewable energy, often referred to as clean energy, comes from natural sources or processes that are constantly replenished.

Base on the UN description, renewable energy is energy derived from natural sources that are replenished at a higher rate than they are consumed. Sunlight and wind, for example, are such sources that are constantly being replenished. Renewable energy sources are plentiful and all around us.

Fossil fuels – coal, oil and gas – on the other hand, are non-renewable resources that take hundreds of millions of years to form. Fossil fuels, when burned to produce energy, cause harmful greenhouse gas emissions, such as carbon dioxide.

Generating renewable energy creates far lower emissions than burning fossil fuels. Transitioning from fossil fuels, which currently account for the lion’s share of emissions, to renewable energy is key to addressing the climate crisis.

Renewable are now cheaper in most countries, and generate three times more jobs than fossil fuels.

There are five major renewable energy sources

1. Solar energy from the sun.

2. Geothermal energy from heat inside the earth.

3. Wind energy.

4. Biomass from plants.

5. Hydropower from flowing water.

Benefits of Renewable Energy

a) Generating energy that produces no greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels and reduces some types of air pollution.

b) Diversifying energy supply and reducing dependence on imported fuels.

c) Creating economic development and jobs in manufacturing, installation, and more.

Six different types of renewable energy technologies

1. Wind energy. Wind energy is one of the fastest-growing renewable energy sources after a number of countries have turned to the technology in an effort to reduce their emissions.

2. Solar energy generation of energy from the Sun.

3. Hydro energy

4. Biomass energy

5. Tidal energy

6. Geothermal energy

Immanuel Development Foundation's plan on Renewable energy

Today the whole world is suffering from the effects of Climate change, Uganda, Africa and the world at large the subject remains on a small scale and untapped potential in majority of the countries.

At Immanuel Development Foundation it is our greatest desire to engage the community in renewable energy through skilling the youths,  children,  women and communities, schools and the general public  at large with hands on practical knowledge in Renewable energy,  its sources, safety  and application  in their everyday life as a bid:

1. To combat on climate change and its effects on human and nature.

2. As source of living for the communities engaging it as a source of Income for parties involved in production and institutions.

3. Environmental protection. Keeping the environment clean from contamination and pollution from bad fuel and fumes.
4. As a source of clean energy for both domestic and commercial use

However, the strength of the renewable market globally lies in its diversity and its tangible benefits. Its growth will make a direct impact on billions of peoples and show the power of engineering to improve lives.

Read our fact sheet for more details

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