In contrast, fossil fuels, take many years to develop and decrease in use. While fossil fuels have a negative effect on our environment causing pollution, ozone layer damage, and pollutants;
Renewable energy sources have a much smaller impact on our environment. The goal of green energy is generally to create power with as little pollution as possible produced as a by-product. Every form of energy collection will result in some pollution, but those that are green are known to cause less than those that are not.
Technological advances are working towards new energy sources, common types of renewable, non-polluting energy sources include Solar Power, Wind Power, Hydropower, Geothermal Energy, Biomass, and Bio-fuels.
Negative effects caused by Pollutants
As in the rest of the world, Israel too, is concerned with the negative effects on the environment caused by pollutants. In fact Israel has had a major role in the Cleantech field, evolving from a nation of limited natural resources to a significant player in global sustainability. In 2002, the Israeli government formed the renewable energy market which set an operational decision of 5% production of electricity from renewable sources by 2014 and 10% by 2020. Today there are over 400 companies dedicated exclusively to developing technological solutions for renewable energy.