According to Ecotricity® (Britain’s largest Green energy supplier) “fossil fuel reserves are finite – it’s only a matter of when they run out – not if. Globally – every year we currently consume the equivalent of over 11 billion tonnes of oil in fossil fuels. Crude oil reserves are vanishing at the rate of 4 billion tonnes a year – if we carry on at this rate without any increase for our growing population or aspirations, our known oil deposits will be gone by 2052. We’ll still have gas left, and coal too. But if we increase gas production to fill the energy gap left by oil, then those reserves will only give us an additional eight years, taking us to 2060.”
Fossil Fuel depletion is a reality. Climate change is also a lingering threat to the planet. Therefore, it is important for all of us to do our part in reducing the irreversible changes especially in the field of energy by looking at sources that cannot be depleted i.e., renewable energy. There are many types of renewables such as Solar, Wind, Wave, Geothermal etc., just to name a few. The choice and integration of renewables depends upon on-site conditions, commercial arrangements, distance from grid, reliability requirement etc.