As far as the world going green, it might not ever quite be a global event. However, there are many that are standing behind the premise that there are alternative solutions to the same end that do not damage the planet in the process. With this in mind, there are some recent technologies that are being perfected to help provide energy, power, transportation and more without hurting the ozone.
There is quite a lot happening in the world of solar power these days. Many people are now able to install these panels around their homes and make their energy bills all but disappear. In the same sense, this renewable energy is able to be used as effectively as other energy solutions without the damaging effects from massive power plants.
This personal use of solar energy is not the only use it has seen, as many major corporations are also standing behind this technology of converting sunlight to usable power. Even the innovators at IBM are attempting to make a renewable power source relative to your own movement based on the same technology used to convert the UV rays to energy.
Windmills are also a great example of renewable energy and technology that is fueling the future of the green movement. Even using these sources of energy at the top of street lights has been able to save cities hundreds to thousands of dollars per year on energy. More and more cities are trying to think of new ways that they can use solar and wind power to reduce outgoing costs and bills for the city and do more good in the community with the saved money.
Of course this is causing a raucous across the country as well for those in favor of coal and these traditional forms of energy supply. Once a homeowner has paid for the equipment to use something like a windmill or a series of solar panels to power their home, they do not have to continue paying for it in most places. So then this becomes free energy to use.
Green energy technology has really taken a hold of the automotive industry as well. While the currently very popular Chevy Volt and the Nissan Leaf are two popular electric cars that are much better for the environment than solely gas powered vehicles. This has sparked numerous other car makers to join these ranks and create new electric models of their own, including Ford who is slated to release 5 electric models this year alone.
All in all, green energy technology is just getting started. More and more minds are joining the leagues of those looking out for the environment while not asking people to compromise what they need to do it. With this in mind, you can expect even more impressive innovations in the next few years.