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This Is How The US Will Switch To 100% Renewable Energy By 2050

This Is How The US Will Switch To 100% Renewable Energy By 2050

With fossil fuels predicted to run out by 2088 (see here) and oil consumption forcibly dropping to 20% within the next 40 years (here), the whole world — let alone the US — will need to switch to renewable, greener energy sources in order to sustain its evermore industrial, evermore numerous population. That being said, the US — with big names such as Gore, Musk and even Hollywood stars such as Mark Ruffalo and Leonardo Dicaprio spreading awareness — is one of the first countries to have come up with an outline as to how this transition will be made. Below are 5 ways the US will switch to 100% renewable energy by 2050.

1. Increased Efficiency = Lower Energy Requirements

One major benefit with electric systems are their ability to waste very little energy. Combustion motors are inefficient systems in that they lose much of their energy in the form of heat, vibration and sound. With electric motors, virtually all of the electricity is used to do useful work. Tesla are taking point on this one.

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A new study suggests this increase in efficiency alone will mean that overall energy requirements will drop by a third (33%), meaning energy demands will be more easily met by renewable energy sources.

2. It’ll be a Breeze

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    Literally. Windfarms — both onshore and off — will equate to 50% of the total amount of renewable energy being met. This makes them the primary source of green sustainable energy.

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    3. Starlight Powered Cities

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      Coming in close 2nd with 45%, solar panels are becoming becoming increasingly accessible for the general public, at cheaper prices. We won’t have to worry about sunlight running out any time soon.

      4. Utilising the Minor Constants

      I say minor, however they’re anything but. Possible sources such as tidal forces, waves and geothermal energy make up the smaller portion of renewable energy production, however their consistency is a major benefit since the wind doesn’t always blow, and the sun isn’t always above us.

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      5. But When the Sun Doesn’t Shine?

      You’ll be saying “That’s great and all, but when the sun doesn’t shine and the wind doesn’t blow, the remaining sources won’t meet our demands!” True, and that’s why Tesla (yes, the car company) is now setting it’s IQ laden team on producing both household and industrial battery packs, which store any unused energy for night times and rainy days. Read more here.

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      Last Updated on January 11, 2021

      11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

      11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

      Affordable, relaxing, and healthy, oil diffusers are gaining popularity with people everywhere due to their extensive benefits. Oil diffusers work through the simple process of oil diffusion, which uses heat to turn oil into a vapor that is then spread around a living space. Diffused oil can have several relaxation and health-related benefits, including safe scent-dispersion, mosquito and mold defense, stress relief, and more!

      Read on for 11 hidden benefits of using oil diffusers.

      1. Safe Scents That Make Sense

      Unlike candles or air fresheners, oil diffusers release cleansing molecules into your air that work to purify it, not overload it with unhealthy chemicals. Electronic diffusers also do not pose the fire risk that candles do. Plus, they contain the added feature of interchangeability, which means you change oil types for different scents and health benefits.

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      2. Stress Relief

      Several lab studies have confirmed that diffusing essential oils like lavender have been shown to reduce stress and help relieve anxiety in medical patients. Preliminary studies have also shown that oil diffusers can help alleviate symptoms of depression.

      3. Improved Sleep

      Diffused oil has relaxing properties that can help people of all ages fall asleep quicker and sleep more soundly. Electronic diffusers not only have the option to mix and match different oil blends (Try a lavender, Bulgarian rose, and Roman chamomile blend to help with insomnia), they also run at a gentle hum that helps relax an agitated mind. Many also come with an auto shut-off feature to help conserve oils once you have fallen asleep.

      4. Appetite Control

      Much like gum, oil diffusers can help stimulate the senses in a way that works to curb appetite. New research has shown that diffused peppermint oil can help curb appetite by inducing a satiety response within the body. Diffused peppermint oil has also been shown to increase energy.

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      5. Bacteria and Mold Killing

      When essential oils are diffused in the air, they break down free radicals that contribute to the growth of harmful bacteria. Eucalyptus, thyme, and tea tree oils are especially good for this purpose. Diffused oil is also highly effective when it comes to combating fungal yeast threats, as the oil help makes the air inhospitable for yeasts such as mold. Pine and red thyme essential oils are best for combating mold.

      6. Decongestion and Mucus Control

      Ever tried Vick’s Vapo-Rub? Its decongesting powers come from active ingredients made from the eucalyptus tree. In principle, oil diffusers work the same way as Vapo-Rub, except they diffuse their decongesting vapor all around the room, not just on your chest or neck. Oil diffusers have been known to cure pneumonia in lab mice.

      7. Mosquito Repellant

      Nobody likes mosquitoes — but when the trade-off means using repellants full of DEET, a toxic chemical that can be especially harmful to children, mosquito control can often seem like a lose-lose. However, scientists have shown that oil diffusers can be used as a safe and highly effective mosquito repellant. Studies have shown that a diffused oil mixture containing clove essential oil and lemongrass essential oil repelled one type of Zika-carrying mosquito, the Aedes aegypti mosquito, at a rate of 100%.

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      8. Pain Relief

      While applying oils directly to areas of your body may be the most effective way to alleviate pain, diffusing essential oils can also be an effective means of pain relief. When we inhale healthy essential oils, they enter our blood stream and can help internally relieve persistent pain from headaches, overworked muscles, and sore joints.

      9. The New Anti-Viral

      Research into the anti-viral effects of oil diffusion is now just gaining steam. A recent study showed that star anise essential oil was proven in medical experiments to destroy the herpes simplex virus in contained areas at a rate of 99%. Another study showed the popular DoTerra oil blend OnGuard to have highly-effective influenza-combating powers.

      10. Improved Cognitive Function

      Diffusing essential oils has also been shown to improve cognitive function. Many essential oils have adaptogenic qualities, which can work twofold in soothing us when we’re stressed, and giving our bodies a pick-me-up when we’re feeling down or sluggish. By working to level out an imbalanced mood, diffused oils also help us to focus. There are also several essential oils which have been shown to help balance the body’s hormones. With prolonged use, these oils can work to repair the underlying causes responsible for hindering cognitive function.

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      11. Money Saving

      With ten clear benefits of oil diffusers already outlined, there is one more that should now be obvious: using an oil diffuser will help you to save money. As an anti-viral, bug repelling, and stress-relief solution rolled into one safe product, an oil diffuser used with the proper oils will save you money on products you might otherwise be buying to help cure those pesky headaches or get your kids to fall asleep on time. If you’re wondering just how affordable oil diffusers can be, check the buyer’s guide to the best oil diffusers — you’ll be sure to find one that fits your budget!

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