Renewable Energy Facts

Renewable Energy Facts
Renewable energy is a type of energy that can be replenished. Once it is used, more can be produced. Some of the main types of renewable energy are wind, solar, and biomass such as wood waste. Renewable energy is a very important form of energy because it is a great alternative to other forms of energy that are not replenished.
Interesting Renewable Energy Facts:
About 16% of our total energy comes from a renewable source.
More than half of the renewable energy we use comes from biomass.
A wind turbine converts wind into electricity and the largest one is 20 stories tall.
A wind turbine is so powerful that just one can provide electricity for up to 300 homes at the same time.
The use of renewable energy is not a new technique and some forms have been used for over 2,000 years.
Water is the most commonly used source of renewable energy.
The sun, another source of renewable energy, provides enough energy every hour to provide power for the whole world for an entire year.
The silicon in sand can be used to produce forms of electricity.
Some people believe that by the year 2050, we will have enough renewable energy to meet 95% of our energy needs.
Biodiesel is a type of fuel made from biomass such as vegetable oil and animal fats.
Geothermal energy comes from heat stored deep within the Earth.
The majority of renewable energy is used as a source of electricity.
The more renewable energy we use, the less fossil fuels are needed.
We currently are not able to use more renewable energy sources because typically renewable energy is more expensive to produce than nonrenewable sources.
Renewable energy is also called clean energy because it does not produce pollution.

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