Because of the way we’ve built our society, humans require a large amount of energy to power our lives. Unfortunately, the ways we create this energy usually involve the burning of fossil fuels which pollute our air, water, and soil, and endanger millions of different species–including ourselves.
Although it’s about 30 years too late, people are finally waking up to the fact that there are cleaner, more sustainable ways to generate energy.
If you’ve always wondered what makes this alternative energy source different from coal, gas, and even solar energy, scroll through the infographic below.
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