Renewable Energy~~What is it..?Renewable energy are sources that come from NATURAL resources and do not take millions of years to form, therefore it can be replenished everytime it's used. Lets not forget that ...NO EMMISIONS ARE BEING PRODUCED~The consequences...
Electricity uses a lot of fossil fuels, which causes greenhouse gases and carbon dioxide to be let into the atmosphere of earth and increase rapidly.
The different green house gases include:

-Methane (CH4)
- Nitrous Oxide (N2O)
- Various chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)

The digging of fossil fuels...
- Disrupts the volume of soil
- Destroys habitats
- Displaces wildlife
- Causes soil erosion

If we keep using coal, the mines may collapse and can lead to acid drainage and mixes with water in the rain, causing hazardous substances being flushed into streams and other water and ground sources. The build up of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases cause Global warming which can also cause...

- Polar ice caps to melt
- Raise the level of the ocean, which then means less and less land
- Effects animal behaviour and habitats

E.g. less frozen land for polar bears to roam on

The ‘want’ of fossil fuels causes people to want to mine in places that impact a lot.

In the Kimberleys, WA premier wants to build a gas plant there, as the Kimberleys are resource rich and have been around for 120 million years, allowing fossil fuels to form there. Building a 20m2 gas plant will destroy habitats and make it an unhealthy environment.

The continuous burning of fossil fuels results in climate change and the threat of extreme weather (heat waves, bushfires, floods, cyclones, droughts and storms etc). Since 1910, the average temperature of Australia has risen about 1 degree Celsius. I’m guessing right now, you’re thinking that this is only a small change, but it actually has a

huge impact on the WORLD’S climate.

It’s difficult to predict the impacts of climate change in the future but the best estimates, are that by 2030, Australia will face:

- A further 1 degree Celsius of warming in temperatures
- 20% more months of drought
- 25% increase in days of high, extreme fire danger
- Increase in storm surges and severe weather events

Australia is quite vulnerable to climate change, as industries and urban centres face the ongoing water limitations. The economy (food production) and agriculture ( Major products such as beef wheat dairy) will be under threat. The current drought has proven the impact in regional communities and farming families and the longer we wait to act on it, the more it will cost and the worse the effect will turn out.

There are a wide range of Renewable Energy sources, some include:
  • Hydroelectricity
  • wave power
  • tidal power
  • wind power
  • solar power (there's a lot more to it than you think)
  • Biomass
  • Geothermal Power
  • Nuclear power