National Renewable Energy Day is observed every year on March 21st, and the main focus is the dangers caused by the excessive exploitation of fossil fuels. It is also used to create awareness about the benefits accrued from the use of renewable energy. This day allows everyone to assess their impact on the environment and the efforts that can be employed to save the ecosystem.


National Renewable Energy Day has been observed every year since 2004 to emphasize the importance of renewable energy. The main objective is to promote natural renewable energy sources, seeing that the Earth’s resources are depleted at an extremely dangerous rate daily. The use of solar energy, wind power, hydroelectric power, and bio gas are considered some of the best alternatives that can be exploited.

Renewable energy can be referred to as that which is produced by natural sources such as geothermal heat, wind and tides, sunlight, and rain. They are constantly replenished and created through natural processes. Renewable energy had achieved a huge milestone by 2011, accounting for 11.7% of national energy production, while nuclear power managed 620TWh compared to 660TWh for renewable energy.

It is unsustainable for us to continue depending on fossil fuels like natural gas, coal, and oil because their reserves are declining, posing serious future energy needs. Burning fossil fuels also partly damages the ecosystem leading to climate change concerns; therefore, National Renewable Energy Day is a call for us to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and exposure to the dangers of carbon dioxide emissions. Consequently, we can improve the health of our planet and secure energy needs for future generations.


1. Top of the class
The United States was, in the second half of 2019, the world’s leading oil and gas producer.

2. Solar energy can power the Earth
One hour of focused solar energy is enough to power the earth for a year.

3. Google searching can power a light bulb
The amount of energy generated through 10 google searches can power a 60-watt light bulb.

4. Energy is derived from ancient Greek
The term ‘energy’ is derived from the Greek word ‘energeia’ coined by Aristotle in 384 B.C.

5. Food is a form of chemical energy
Food is a chemical energy that helps living organisms grow, repair and reproduce.


Accounting for 27.05% of the total energy output, wind energy is the prime clean source, followed by biomass at 21.41%, bio fuels at 19.15%, hydro power at 18.54%, solar energy at 12.19% and geothermal energy at just 1.67%. It was estimated that the global renewable energy market was 768.9 billion in 2021 and is expected to rise to 870.6 billion in 2022.

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