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Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy
Renewable energy is energy derived from natural processes that do not involve the consumption of exhaustible resources such as fossil fuels and uranium. It produces few or no hazardous emissions or pollutants, and has minimal impact on fragile ecosystems.

The main types of renewable energy are hydroelectricity, biomass (organic matter), geothermal, solar, wind and biofuels. The most used form of renewable energy is traditional biomass like burning wood. The market is growing for many forms of renewable energy with conservation of water and energy the main reasons for using these technologies. Alternative fuels, such as ethanol, can be developed to power hybrid vehicles in order to d...
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Renewable energy is energy derived from natural processes that do not involve the consumption of exhaustible resources such as fossil fuels and uranium. It produces few or no hazardous emissions or pollutants, and has minimal impact on fragile ecosystems.

The main types of renewable energy are hydroelectricity, biomass (organic matter), geothermal, solar, wind and biofuels. The most used form of renewable energy is traditional biomass like burning wood. The market is growing for many forms of renewable energy with conservation of water and energy the main reasons for using these technologies. Alternative fuels, such as ethanol, can be developed to power hybrid vehicles in order to decrease dependence on oil. Compact fluorescent light bulbs can be used in place of traditional light bulbs and the light output will be the same, but the wattage is less.

The market for renewable energy is likely to increase sharply when its cost equals current energy sources and its benefits, such as energy efficiency, are realized on a global scale.
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Top Renewable Energy Articles

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  • Solar Decathlon will move to Orange County in 2013

     
    The U.S. Department of Energy's worldwide competition to build solar-powered, highly energy-efficient homes will move to Orange County Great Park in 2013....
  • Jerry Brown calls for solar-power 'miracle' at Capitol menorah lighting

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown led the annual ceremonial Capitol menorah lighting Monday, lamenting the use of an electric menorah instead of one with “real fire,” and using his brief remarks to compare the story of Hanukkah to his push for renewable......
  • Lower Macungie adopts alternative energy regulations

     
    Lower Macungie Township Commissioners adopted alternative energy regulations for the use of solar panels and wind turbines in residential and industrial-scale energy farm operations. “We want to welcome alternative energy sources for our residents...
  • Air pollution control agency increases gas log rebate

     
    The Air Quality Management District is increasing its rebate for gas log sets from $125 to as much as $200. The rebates are for homeowners who convert their existing wood-burning fireplaces to log sets fueled with natural gas, which radically......
  • Newsmakers of 2011

     
    By Bridget Doyle and Jim Jaworski Here's a look back at some of the top newsmakers for Oak Park and River Forest in 2011: (Photos: …...
  • Wind power hit important milestones in 2011

     
    Two states--Iowa and South Dakota--were the first to get an average of 20% of their electrical power from wind energy, the AWEA said. The 20% threshold was first mentioned as an important standard in the Department of Energy's 2008 report "20% Wind Energy...
  • ECC work continues with new library, future Burlington center

     
    Students returning to Elgin Community College this month will see a new library – three times the size of the old building – among other …...
  • End of Ethanol Subsidies Could Increase Gas Prices Marginally

     
    Congress' decision to end its 30-year-old ethanol subsidy could boost gas prices as early as next week, according to USA Today. That's because virtually all retail gasoline sold in the U.S. contains at least 10% corn ethanol. The end of......
  • Top TribLocal stories of 2011

     
    With 2011 in the books, TribLocal decided to take a look back and highlight the most popular stories of the year. Overall, extreme weather produced …...
  • Mitt Romney snubbed by Massachusetts' top newspaper

     
    Doesn't anybody love former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney? The editorial board of the Boston Globe, arguably New England's flagship newspaper, on Friday endorsed Jon Huntsman Jr. over Romney for the GOP presidential nomination. Given that Massachusetts'...
  • Deerfield board to consider new wind, solar and geothermal energy regulations

     
    The Deerfield village board will consider new laws this month that will affect the way residents use alternative energy sources. New laws could come as …...