Renewable energy is the fastest growing energy sector, despite the fact we still get the majority of our power from non-renewable sources. Oil, coal and fossil fuels are not only in limited supply, but are also detrimental to the health of the planet. On the other hand, renewable energy is in infinite supply and draws its power cleanly and naturally. Solar, wind, water and geothermal energy sources are the future of the industry and are expected to create 12 million new jobs through 2030. In West Virginia alone, a mere two percent of the state’s geothermal power could replace its entire electrical capacity. In just one hour, the Sun provides enough power to meet the world’s energy needs for a year.

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Renewable Energy

Via Carrington College‘s Renewable Energy Degree Program

19 thoughts on “A Newbies Guide To Renewable Energy

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  3. Dallas

    Quick quibble:

    Hydrogen is not a renewable energy source. We don’t have a renewable stockpile of hydrogen anywhere. Hydrogen can only be used as storage of energy produced from somewhere else. For example, you can run a windmill that can separate hydrogen from water and pump the hydrogen to a filling station and use it to power your car, but the cars energy comes from the wind turbine.

    For that matter, you could use the same wind turbine to manufacture methane as well. That doesn’t make methane renewable.

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  5. Lawrence Ang

    nice and nifty! thanks for sharing!

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  7. Jeff

    It would be nice if you clarified exactly what “Companies Running on 100% Renewable Energy” means. I have a very very hard time believing that all of Kohl’s 110 stores run 100% on renewable energy.

  8. Compare Gas and Electricity

    Renewable energy is such an abundant source of power, but it is a shame that we have done such a poor job at harnessing it. Often, we continue with our current course because it is easier, not because it is better in any way. Hopefully, our government will wake up and start taking action. Government subsidies, loan guarantees and other proactive strategies can help alternative energy move forward at a much faster pace. This will help our country become energy independent, and the world a cleaner place.

  9. Johnny Anderson

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  11. Ellen

    Very good job I’ll arrive back to understand additional about this

  12. Shanti Reasonover

    I really like and appreciate your blog.Much thanks again. Cool.

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  14. fanateco

    Great information to share. Keep up the good work

  15. Kim Brandt

    Great information on Renewable Energy! Nice Job!

    If any Carrington College California RE students/graduates are interested, career services also has a list job sites specific to the industry.

    Just send me an e-mail and I would be happy to share them with you.

    Kim Brandt
    Manager, Career Services
    e: kbrandt@carringtononline.edu

  16. power4home

    A great pictorial representation and looks good with information’s that’s i am looking for.Keep it up

  17. Delbert Borders

    I think we also need to start with EPA licensing requirements. Such as those associated with installers of CNG systems. If not for EPA licensing requirements these systems would only cost in the hundreds of dollars to install. Yet a typical system now including the home compressor unit is in the neighborhood of $21K. Although I crunched a few numbers on this and if my math is right, then over the course of say 50 years of driving you’d save about a quarter of a million dollars by switching to one of these. That may be a little high but, still a big savings. They cost 1/3 of what it costs at the pump for gasoline, with the same or better mileage. It would pay for itself in like 6 or 7 years.

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