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Renewable Energy

recycle globe“Renewable energy is energy that is derived from natural processes (e.g. sunlight and wind) that are replenished at a higher rate than they are consumed. Solar, wind, geothermal, hydro, and biomass are common sources of renewable energy. Renewable sources of energy have been the driver of much of the growth in the global clean energy sector since the year 2000. Recent years have seen a major scale‐up of wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies. Other renewable technologies – including hydropower, geothermal and biomass – continued to grow from a strong established base, adding hundreds of gigawatts of new capacity worldwide.”

— International Energy Agency

Additional Resources:

Green Prosperity: How Clean-Energy Policies Can Fight Poverty 

Jobs in Renewable Energy and Energy 

Balancing Renewable Energy Development and Land Conservation in a Warming World