With the increasing awareness among the general population, there has been a positive effect in the uptake of renewable energy. (Some of the reasons given below.) When renewable sources, such as sunlight, wind, tides, waves, and geothermal heat are harnessed, they can produce electricity, heating and cooling and various energy services.
The progress in the renewable energy technologies has given greater access to the rural and remote areas to sustainable and clean energy at reduced costs and healthier lives.
Some reasons for transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy are:
- Not all renewable sources are devoid of problems (example: hydro power)