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What Is Renewable Energy ?

Renewable Energy is a growing industry in the United States as we attempt to become energy independent. Some popular forms of renewable energy are wind, and solar power.

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"The term renewable energy generally refers to electricity supplied from renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power, geothermal, hydropower and various forms of biomass. These energy sources are considered renewable sources because their fuel sources are continuously replenished. Under Virginia law, renewable energy refers to "energy derived from sunlight, wind, falling water, sustainable biomass, energy from waste, wave motion, tides, and geothermal power and does not include energy derived from coal, oil, natural gas or nuclear power."

Helpful Resources:

  • National Renewable Energy Lab
  • Renewable Energy World
  • Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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