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Renewable energy

Renewable energy is energy which comes from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, and geothermal heat, which are renewable (naturally replenished). About 16% of global final energy consumption comes from renewables, with 10% coming from traditional biomass, which is mainly used for heating, and 3.4% from hydroelectricity. New renewables (small hydro, modern biomass, wind, solar, geothermal, and biofuels) accounted for another 3% and are growing very rapidly.

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Renewable energy

backstop resource

Energy; Renewable energy

A sustainable, renewable natural resource that is used in place of, and as a substitute for, finite, exhaustible natural resources that are being or have been exhausted. A sustainable resource is one ...

bacteria power

Energy; Renewable energy

Electricity derived directly from bacteria. Like other cells, bacteria use electrons taken in from food to generate energy, but must ensure that these electrons are subsequently removed. The ...

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP)

Energy; Renewable energy

The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) is a Vienna-based non-profit organisation that aims to accelerate the marketplace for renewable energy and energy efficiency with a ...

geothermal heat

Energy; Renewable energy

Geothermal energy is thermal energy generated and stored in the Earth. Thermal energy is the energy that determines the temperature of matter. Earth's geothermal energy originates from the original ...

cogeneration energy

Energy; Renewable energy

Combined heat and power (CHP) is an efficient, clean, and reliable approach to simultaneously generating power and thermal energy from a single fuel source (such as natural gas, biomass, biogas, ...

hydrogen fuel

Energy; Renewable energy

An ecologically-friendly fuel which uses electrochemical cells or combusts in internal engines to power vehicles and electric devices.

hydrogen energy

Energy; Renewable energy

An ecologically-friendly fuel which uses electrochemical cells or combusts in internal engines to power vehicles and electric devices.

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