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The renewable energy alternative

how the United States and the world can prosper without nuclear energy or coal

by John O. Blackburn

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Published by Duke University Press in Durham, N.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Renewable energy sources.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJohn O. Blackburn.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTJ808 .B57 1987
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 201 p. ;
    Number of Pages201
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2734932M
    ISBN 100822306875, 0822307448
    LC Control Number86029273

    Renewable and Nonrenewable Energy: Renewable Energy Definition: The is defines as the sources of energy which are produced continuously in nature and are essentially inexhaustible at least in the time frame of human societies. These energy sources replenished themselves naturally in a relatively short time and therefore will always be available. Renewable energy is energy that is collected from renewable resources, which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat. Renewable energy often provides energy in four important areas: electricity generation, air and water heating/cooling, transportation, and rural (off-grid) energy services.

    Intermittent renewable: A renewable energy system that operates periodically rather than constantly, such as when the sun is shining or wind is blowing. Kilowatthour (kWh): A unit of measure of energy (1kWh = x 10 6 J). Renewable energy industry primed for continued growth. For the first time ever, in April , renewable energy outpaced coal by providing 23 percent of US power generation, compared to coal’s 20 percent share. 1 In the first half of , wind and solar together accounted for approximately 50 percent of total US renewable electricity generation, displacing hydroelectric Author: Marlene Motyka.

    Utility reform, a major shift in current energy research and development spending, and the creation of an international renewable energy agency are among the key elements of a sound energy policy that will allow the 60–80% reduction in carbon emissions needed to stabilize atmospheric CO 2 concentrations.   There are many benefits to using renewable energy resources, but what is it exactly? From solar to wind, find out more about alternative energy, the fastest-growing source of energy in the world.


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