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Beware of Mistakes, Know the Difference between New and Renewable Energy

Hyundai Motorstudio Senayan Park 2022.10.18
Beware of Mistakes, Know the Difference between New and Renewable Energy

It is undeniable, if humans certainly need energy resources for daily activities. This required energy is in the form of new or renewable energy. But do you know the difference between new and renewable energy?

Do you often hear the term new and renewable energy? Or maybe hear a combination of the two, known as new and renewable energy (EBT)? In fact, the two have differences and there may still be a lot that you don't know.

Then, what is the meaning as well as the difference between this new and renewable energy? Let's see the following explanation below for more details about the difference between new and renewable energy.

Difference between New and Renewable Energy

definition of new and renewable energy in Presidential Decree No. 5 of 2006 concerning National Energy Policy, here is the full details.

1. New Energy

In the Presidential Decree No. 5/2006, new energy is a form of energy released by new technology originating from renewable energy or non-renewable energy.

So it is clear that the new energy released from this new technology is still not widely used by the public. Its management is still in the development stage, so it still needs to be tested for its feasibility to be used en masse by the public.

a. New Energy Sources from Renewable Energy

Several new renewable energy sources (EBT) include wind, sunlight (Surya), and ocean currents. Some of these energy sources have been built in Indonesia, for example solar energy panels that float above the Cirata Reservoir, West Java. This new renewable energy source is now being developed by the government.

b. New Energy Sources from Non-Renewable Energy

Several new energy sources from non-renewable energy include Hydrogen, Coal Liquefaction, Coal Bed Methane, Nuclear and Coal Gasification.

There are two energy sources that have sustainable properties, namely Nuclear and Hydrogen. Hydrogen is said to have sustainable properties because water is the main ingredient that naturally will not run out.

It is different from Nuclear which has fuel reserves that can multiply hundreds to thousands of times when the main material (radioactive) reacts. Which means that through the reaction nuclear fuel reserves can multiply hundreds to thousands of times.

2. Renewable energy

In contrast to new energy, renewable energy has its own meaning in Presidential Regulation Number 5 of 2006. Renewable energy is a source of energy that is released from energy resources naturally and cannot be exhausted and can be sustainable if managed properly of course.

New energy that is issued by new technology and has not been widely used by the general public is renewable energy. Renewable energy is an alternative energy that can be expected to replace conventional energy in the future. This renewable energy can become non-new energy if it has been used publicly.

Renewable Energy Source

Little information, renewable energy sources in Indonesia have many locations that have the potential to be developed.

Some of the renewable energy sources include solar heat, geothermal heat (geothermal), sea depth temperature, river water flow, ocean waves, wind, biogas, biomass, and biofuel.

Benefits of New and Renewable Energy Sources

Here are some of the benefits of new and renewable energy sources for industrial sustainability, including:

  • Energy sources can be renewed and will not run out, unlike fossil fuels that can run out.
  • This new and renewable energy source is more environmentally friendly because it does not produce pollution like fossil fuels.
  • The development of the use of new and renewable energy will open up vast job opportunities.
  • New and renewable energy sources can save costs and can reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

New and Renewable Energy is More Environmentally Friendly

This new and renewable energy source is considered more environmentally friendly, because it does not produce harmful combustion gases such as carbon monoxide (a toxic gas to humans), carbon dioxide (a greenhouse gas that causes global warming) or sulfur and nitrogen oxides (which cause acid rain). .

From the development of new and renewable energy sources, for example the construction of wind turbines or geothermal power plants , this will later open up wide employment opportunities. For example, job vacancies as engineers, architects, electrical network technicians, construction workers, and others.

Energy Efficiency With New and Renewable Energy Sources

New and renewable energy sources do require a large amount of initial capital, but they will be more efficient in their use later than fossil fuels, because they will not require continuous purchases of fossil fuels.

The use of new and renewable energy sources will also reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, because fossil fuels are limited in number and even have to be imported from other countries to be able to meet the needs and energy reserves needed.

That's the difference between new energy and renewable energy that we can provide. To help reduce the continued exploitation of fossil fuels, we can help by starting with ourselves.

For example, when choosing a car to use, we can choose an electric vehicle, for example an electric car from Hyundai to reduce the use of fuel oil.

This step is the best alternative to be able to continue to use a motorized vehicle comfortably but still be able to reduce the use of personal fuel oil.