Notes

1. REW January/February 2005

2. 'Global growth: The world biomass market', Bruce Knight and Alan Westwood, REW, January/February 2005, pp. 118-127

3. Ian French, author of the Frost and Sullivan report on the European biogas sector. REW July/August 2003, pp. 120-131

4. REW January/February 2005, p. 127

5. Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution report, May 2004

6. 'Fuelling the Future 3 - Biofuels', report by the Institute of Biology and British Crop Protection Council, February 2002

7. Worldwatch Web News June 27 2005

Renewable Energy 101

Renewable Energy 101

Renewable energy is energy that is generated from sunlight, rain, tides, geothermal heat and wind. These sources are naturally and constantly replenished, which is why they are deemed as renewable. The usage of renewable energy sources is very important when considering the sustainability of the existing energy usage of the world. While there is currently an abundance of non-renewable energy sources, such as nuclear fuels, these energy sources are depleting. In addition to being a non-renewable supply, the non-renewable energy sources release emissions into the air, which has an adverse effect on the environment.

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