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EARTH HOUR 2012
MARCH 31 - 8:30 PM
SPREAD THE WORD
Instead of burning fossil fuels other clean energy sources can be used - such as -
Ireland is using a lot of natural sources of energy, but we need to replace our dependance on fossil fuel burning power stations. Although there are lots of wind farms in Ireland they produce only 6.7 % of our electricity. Most of our energy comes from Non-Renewable Resources.
Ireland has lots of natural energy sources. We get a lot of wind and we are surrounded by seas with lots of waves and strong tides. Our government needs to make better use of our natural resources, but we can also generate our own energy in our own homes.
The sun is our greatest source of energy. It keeps us warm when there are no clouds.
Solar panels provide an ideal year-round renewable energy hot water backup solution. A solar collector system can provide around 60% of your annual hot water needs for free (80 to 90% in
summer). Solar energy can also be used to heat our homes.