Renewable Energy

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Renewable Energy
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Last Edit Date 2018-07-02

Renewable Energy means :

SDABC2015.png The ABC for Sustainable Cities - A glossary for policy makers. 1st edition (2015)

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: (, (2) UNEP and Skat – Swiss Resource Centre and Consultancies for Development, 2012, Sustainable Reconstruction in Disaster-Affected Countries.