|Category||Sustainable Development Terms|
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|Last Edit Date||2018-07-02|
Renewable Energy means :
Renewable energy is a source that is, within a short time frame relative to the earth’s natural cycles; sustainable, and include non-carbon technologies such as solar energy, hydropower, and wind, as well as carbon-neutral technologies such as biomass. (1)
Renewable energy resources capture their energy from natural energy sources, such as sunlight, wind, hydropower, biogas and geothermal heat that are self-replenishing (as opposed to non-renewable energy sources, e.g., oil, gas and coal, that can be used only one time). (2)
(1) IPCC glossary of terms: (http://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/glossary/tar-ipcc-terms-en.pdf), (2) UNEP and Skat – Swiss Resource Centre and Consultancies for Development, 2012, Sustainable Reconstruction in Disaster-Affected Countries.