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  Renewable energy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Renewable energy (sources) or RES capture their energy from existing flows of energy, from on-going natural processes, such as sunshine, wind, wave power, flowing water (hydropower), biological processes such as anaerobic digestion, and geothermal heat flow.
Renewable energy is a subset of sustainable energy.
Renewable heat is an application of renewable energy, namely the generation of heat from renewable sources.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Renewable_energy   (5730 words)

 Renewable Energy
Renewable energy sources can be replenished in a short period of time.
Many important events have occurred during the history of using renewable sources to generate electricity - but the overall use of these fuels has declined by about 17 percent from their 1996 peak to about 6 quads in 2003.
The use of renewable energy is not new.
www.eia.doe.gov /kids/energyfacts/sources/renewable/renewable.html   (283 words)

 Renewable Energy - CARE energy
Renewable energy is any source of energy such as wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal power that can be reused.
The Coalition for Affordable and Reliable Energy (CARE) believes that while renewable energy is part of a balanced energy policy, we must support clean coal technology to keep energy affordable, reliable and increasingly clean.
Hydropower is currently the largest source of renewable energy and power, generating nearly 10% of the electricity used in the United States.
www.careenergy.com /powering_life/renewable-energy.asp   (243 words)

 Renewable Energy
Renewable energy is the term used to describe any source of energy that can be used without depleting its reserves.
The use of renewable energy within WA is growing in significance due to a number of reasons, but mainly in response to concerns about greenhouse gas emissions.
Renewable energy certificates are being used to demonstrate compliance with the MRET and can be acquired through contracts with renewable energy generators or by trading them at a price negotiated with individual parties.
www1.sedo.energy.wa.gov.au /pages/renewable_energy.asp   (380 words)

 The Energy Story - Chapter 1: What Is Electricity?
Renewable energy resource development will result in new jobs for people and less oil we have to buy from foreign countries.
Unlike fossil fuels, which dirties the atmosphere, renewable energy has less impact on the environment Renewable energy production has some drawbacks, mainly associated with the use of large of tracts of land that affects animal habitats and outdoor scenery.
Renewable energy development will result in jobs and less oil imported from foreign countries.
www.energyquest.ca.gov /story/chapter17.html   (861 words)

 FPL Energy - Renewable Energy
Renewable energy is important because of the benefits it provides.
Renewable energy technologies are clean sources of energy that have a much lower environmental impact than conventional energy technologies.
Most renewable energy investments are spent on materials and workmanship to build and maintain the facilities, rather than on costly energy imports.
www.fplenergy.com /renewable/contents/renewable_energy.shtml   (534 words)

 Renewable Energy Main   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Renewable energy - such as wind and solar energy - is energy that can never be used up.
Unlike traditional energy fuel sources such as coal, oil and natural gas, which are finite, renewable sources are either infinite (the sun and wind) or constantly renewing, like municipal solid waste.
Hydropower uses the energy of flowing water to turn a turbine which in turn rotates a generator thus producing electricity.
www.ece.umr.edu /links/power/reenergy.htm   (561 words)

 RenewableEnergyAccess.com | Colorado Voters Pass Renewable Energy Standard
Renewable energy industries and advocates form across the nation have been keenly aware of this progress and many eyes were on Colorado this election day.
Already 16 other states have enacted renewable energy requirements for their utilities and many require an even higher percentage of electrical generation to be from renewable energy than envisioned by Initiative 37.
The Sustainable Energy Coalition itself has called for a national renewable energy standard directing that no less than 20 percent of the nation's electricity should be generated by renewable energy resources by 2020, in addition to that already provided by hydropower.
www.renewableenergyaccess.com /rea/news/story?id=17736   (1315 words)

 Renewable Energy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In contrast to fossil fuel and nuclear energy, renewable energy sources such as wind and solar are non-polluting and are constantly replenished.
Solar energy can be captured directly to heat, light, and even cool buildings, generate hot water, and provide electricity for a variety of residential, commercial, and industrial uses.
Geothermal energy sources do not rely on the sun’s energy; instead they make use of the earth’s internal heat to both heat and cool buildings and provide electricity.
www.energyfinder.org /renewable/INDEX.ASP   (489 words)

 Energy - New and Renewable Energies - Home Page
The development of renewable energy - particularly energy from wind, water, solar power and biomass - is a central aim of the European Commission's energy policy.
Renewable energy sources are expected to be economically competitive with conventional energy sources in the medium to long term.
The Campaign is a highly visible vehicle, involving key sectors (solar, wind energy and biomass), for the drive towards a significant increase in renewables use and penetration.
ec.europa.eu /energy/res/index_en.htm   (591 words)

 Category:Renewable energy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Renewable energy is energy from a source which can be managed so that it is not subject to depletion in a human timescale.
Renewable energy does not include energy sources which are traditionally thought to be dependent upon limited resources, such as fossil fuels and nuclear fission power.
The main article for this category is Renewable energy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:Renewable_energy   (215 words)

 UNEP - Renewable Energy
Widespread adoption of renewables is constrained by a multitude of policy, regulatory and financial barriers and gaps.
The renewable energy work of the Energy Branch is directed primarily at uncovering innovative solutions to these constraints, and nurturing the replication of best practices.
As a participant of the recently established Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), UNEP is committed to fostering the rapid expansion of renewable energies in developing and industrialized economies.
www.uneptie.org /energy/act/re   (862 words)

 Renewable Energy: Economic and Environmental Issues
Energy efficiencies for both coal and nuclear fuels are low due to the thermal law constraint of electric generator designs: coal is approximately 35% efficient and nuclear fuels approximately 33% (West and Kreith 1988).
Combined, biomass energy and hydroelectric energy in the United States currently provide nearly 7 quads of solar energy, and their output could be increased to provide up to 9 quads by the year 2050.
The remaining 28 quads of solar renewable energy needed by 2050 is projected to be produced by wind power, photovoltaics, solar thermal energy, and passive solar heating.
dieoff.org /page84.htm   (8939 words)

 Rezachek & Associates' Energy & Environmental Resources - Renewable Energy - General - Page 1
Alternative Energy Institute (AEI) The Alternative Energy Institute (AEI) was formed in 1977 at West Texas State University, Texas, USA, as an outgrowth of wind energy research begun in 1970.
Energy and Development Research Centre EDRC is a university-based research institution, committed to contributing to social equity, economic efficiency / competitiveness and environmental sustainability in the energy sector.
Energy and Environmental Research Center Renewable Energy Technological advances, increased energy demand, and environmental regulation will heighten the use of renewable energy resources in the 21st century.
home.hawaii.rr.com /rezachek/regenpg1.htm   (1140 words)

 Renewable Energy
Hydrogen produced from renewable energy sources has the potential to dramatically reduce emissions and could ultimately have the ability to produce zero emission hydrogen.” NRCan has provided $200,000 for SHEC Labs to produce hydrogen from solar energy by lowering the temperature at which hydrogen can be extracted from water.
Renewable energy electrolysis of hydrogen “has the potential to result in the lowest emissions of GHG” but the immediate supply of green power is limited and assumed to replace fossil fuel power before being used to produce hydrogen, according to the Pembina Institute and David Suzuki Foundation
The U.S. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy says 48% of global hydrogen is derived from natural gas, 30% from oil, 18% from coal and 4% via electrolysis of water.
www.renewables.ca /h.html   (2234 words)

 Renewable Energy
Renewable energy is the term used to describe energy sources that haven't been conclusively shown not to be renewable.
Their low life expectancy and ill health is due to the fact that all the good land is taken up by western corporations to overfeed us, not because of a lack of televisions or electric toothbrushes.
All these 'renewable' energy sources are not solutions at all, they are irrelevant to the problem.
www.eco-action.org /dt/mad2.html   (1519 words)

 Renewable Energy
The very modest remaining heating energy needs of the structure may be met with a small, efficient wood stove (distribution of energy from single sources like wood stoves in tight, well-insulated homes is quite good) or even a conventional hot water heater fueled by a fossil fuel.
However, since electrical energy is sold by the kilowatt-hour, it is difficult to compare its costs with wood by the cord, coal by the ton, gas by the therm, or oil by the gallon.
The Sustainable Energy Coalition is a coalition of 35 national business, environmental, consumer, and energy policy organizations (list available upon request) founded in 1992 to promote a shift in federal energy priorities away from nuclear and fossil fuels and towards renewables and energy efficiency.
healthandenergy.com /renewable_energy.htm   (4695 words)

 renewable energy | GREENPEACE UK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Renewable energy - from wind, waves and sun - is affordable, safe and clean and the UK has some of the best renewable energy resources in Europe.
Renewable energy such as wind power at sea alone could meet our electricity needs three times over and bring thousands of jobs to the UK.
Greenpeace is taking the irrefutable case for renewable energy's environmental and economic benefits to politicians, policy makers and the public.
www.greenpeace.org.uk /gp_wind_solar/renewable_energy.cfm   (226 words)

 Ontario Ministry of Energy :: Renewable Energy
Supporting renewable energy is a key component of the Ontario government's plan as it builds a cleaner sustainable energy future for Ontario.
April 13, 2006 — The McGuinty government is ensuring renewable energy is a key part of Ontario's future energy supply mix with the opening of the Erie Shores wind farm on the north shore of Lake Erie, Energy Minister Donna Cansfield announced today.
The Eastview Landfill Gas Energy Plant was the first renewable energy project to begin operations as a result of the Ontario Government's renewable procurement process.
www.energy.gov.on.ca /index.cfm?fuseaction=english.renewable   (863 words)

 Open Directory - Science: Technology: Energy: Renewable   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Renewable Energies Unit - European Commission research organization conducting studies in support of EU policies on the introduction of renewable energies into the energy supply.
Renewable Energy Europe - EuroRex - Commercial, investment, export, country and technology information with up-to-date news on sustainable and alternative energy developments in Europe and the rest of the world.
Renewable Resource Data Center - Provides information on several types of renewable energy resources in the United States, in the form of publications, data, and maps.
dmoz.org /Science/Technology/Energy/Renewable   (1409 words)

 Renewable Energy
Energy generated from renewable sources can reduce demand for energy generated from fossil fuels, and thereby reduce CO emissions from fossil fuel combustion.
Others, such as Maine and Arizona, have established renewable portfolio standards that set a standard or target for renewable energy as a proportion of the overall electricity fuel mix.
Texas and Minnesota require that a specific amount of new generating capacity, rather than a percentage of the total portfolio, be based on renewable energy.
www.pewclimate.org /policy_center/policy_maker_s_guide/state_activities/state_energy.cfm   (378 words)

 Arizona Solar Center > Education > Renewable Energy: An Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Renewable energy is the term used to describe energy that comes from sources whose supplies are regenerative and virtually inexhaustible.
Among these sources are sunshine, wind, water, vegetation, and the heat of the earth.
Today's technological advancements have developed more efficient means of harnessing and using renewable energy sources, and these sources are gaining increasing popularity.
www.azsolarcenter.com /education/renewable011199.html   (159 words)

 :: DOER Renewable Energy Programs ::
Also see our Renewable Portfolio Standard page for comprehensive background information and documentation on the creation and ongoing implementation of this new standard for establishing renewable energy in the Commonwealth.
Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation Guidebook: A developer's guide to regulations, policies and programs that affect renewable energy and distributed generation facilities in Massachusetts.
Owners or lessees of renewable energy property may be also be entitled to special depreciation rates as well as special treatment of taxes on bonds and leases.
www.mass.gov /doer/programs/renew/renew.htm   (4896 words)

 California's Renewable Energy Programs
In 2004, 10.2 percent of all electicity came from renewable resources such as wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and small hydroelectric facilities.
In 2002, California established its Renewable Portfolio Standard Program, with the goal of increasing the percentage of renewable energy in the state's electricity mix to 20 percent by 2017.
The Energy Commission's 2003 Integrated Energy Policy Report recommended accelerating that goal to 2010, and the 2004 Energy Report Update further recommended increasing the target to 33 percent by 2020.
www.energy.ca.gov /renewables/index.html   (472 words)

 Renewable Energy Ethical Investment Blue Energy Home
With the potential to supply a renewable energy source of electricity to most coastal communities, ocean generated electricity represents a market of hundreds of billions of dollars and a potentially sound ethical investment.
Blue Energy Canada is poised to tap this renewable energy with its revolutionary Blue Energy Ocean Turbine system.
Blue Energy is a remarkable opportunity for socially responsible, ethical investment and we invite your participation in this renewable energy today.
www.bluenergy.com   (217 words)

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