Renewable Energy

Energy obtained from sources that are essentially inexhaustible (renewed on short time scales), unlike fossil fuels.

e.g.: wind, solar radiation, hydro power.

The IPCC definition:

Energy sources that are, within a short time frame relative to the Earth’s natural cycles, sustainable, and include non-carbon technologies such as solar energy, hydropower, and wind, as well as carbon-neutral technologies such as biomass.

See also: Energy, Energy Conservation, Hydroelectricity, Solar Cell, Thermoelectricity, Wind Power.

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Subjects: Chemistry Mechanical Engineering Physics


Weblinks:
Earthtoys Alternative And Renewable Energy News, Emagazine And Library.
National Hydrogen Association of Australia Exists to promote the renewable energy source of hydrogen throughout Australia.
Pure Energy Systems Wiki The community-built resource that focuses on alternative, clean, practical, renewable energy solutions.
UK Energy Research Centre The focal point for UK research on sustainable energy.