Renewable Energy News

Renewable energy is energy which comes from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, and geothermal heat, which are replenished constantly. In 2008, about 19% of global final energy consumption came from renewable,with 13% coming from traditional biomass, which is mainly used for heating, and3.2% from hydroelectricity. New renewable (small hydro, modern biomass, wind,solar, geothermal, and biofuels) accounted for another 2.7% and are growing very rapidly. The share of renewable in electricity generation is around 18%, with 15% of global electricity coming from hydroelectricity and 3% from new renewable.While many renewable energy projects are large-scale, renewable technologies are also suited to rural and remote areas, where energy is often crucial inhuman development. Globally, an estimated 3 million households get power fromsmall solar PV systems. Brazil has one of the largest renewable energy programs in the world, involving production of ethanol fuel from sugar cane, and ethanol now provides 18% of the country's automotive fuel. Ethanol fuel is also widely available in the USA, the world's largest producer in absolute terms, although not as a percentage of its total motor fuel use. Along with growing use of renewable energy there is huge demand for Renewable Energy News, News from Energy & Power world wide.

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