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What is renewable energy?

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What is renewable energy?

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Most of the renewable energies we profile in The Solar Guide can be said to be both solar and renewable. Most of our “renewable energies” get their basic energy from solar radiation. Wind is caused by the heating action of the sun; hydro relies on the hydrologic cycle (which relies on the sun); and geothermal is technically “stored solar energy.” In a more general sense, “renewable energy” is any energy that is self-replenishing. For example, we do not need to find new ‘reservoirs’ of wind, solar or geothermal energy. The energy is always there, though critics note that these are usually “limited flow.

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Renewable energy sources can be replenished in a short period of time.

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Renewable energy is electricity that is produced from sources that replenish themselves naturally.

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Renewable energy is a source of energy that can never be exhausted. We can obtain renewable energy from the sun (solar energy), from the water (hydropower), from the wind (wind turbines), from hot dry rocks, magma, hot water springs (geothermal) and even from firewood, animal manure, crop residues and waste (Biomass).

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The United States currently relies heavily on coal, oil, and natural gas for its energy. Fossil fuels are nonrenewable, that is, they draw on finite resources that will eventually dwindle, becoming too expensive or too environmentally damaging to retrieve. In contrast, renewable energy resources – such as wind and solar energy – are constantly replenished and will never run out.

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