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What it is: renewable energy?

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is energy that comes from natural resources that are being replenished. These resources include sunlight, wind, water, and geothermal heat. Renewable energy often contrasts with non-renewable energy, which comes from wasted and polluting resources such as fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas). Renewable energy can be used to generate electricity, heat and cool buildings, and transport electricity. Some common examples of renewable energy technologies include:

Solar energy: Solar panels convert sunlight directly into electricity.
Wind energy: Wind turbines convert the kinetic energy of wind into electricity.
Water power: Water dams use the power of running water to generate electricity.
Geothermal energy: Geothermal power plants use heat from the Earth's core to generate electricity.
Biomass energy: Biomass energy is produced from organic materials, such as wood, crops and agricultural waste.

Renewable energy has several advantages over non-renewable energy. It is clean, sustainable, and can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Renewable energy sources are also becoming cheaper and more efficient.

Here are some of the benefits of renewable energy:

Reduces greenhouse gas emissions: Renewable energy sources produce few greenhouse gas emissions, which helps reduce climate change.
Improves air quality: Renewable energy sources can help improve air quality by reducing emissions of pollutants such as sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and particulates.
Job creator: The renewable energy sector is a growing industry that creates jobs in manufacturing, construction and installation.
Promotes energy independence: Renewable energy can help reduce reliance on imported fossil fuels, which can improve energy security.
Is sustainable: Renewable energy resources are naturally replenished within a human time span, which means they can be used indefinitely without running out.

In general, renewable energy is a clean, sustainable way that can be applied at a reasonable price, in order to generate electricity and operate our homes and businesses in a way that does not harm the environment and does not require dependence on polluting energy.

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