Tag Archives: Renewable Energy
What is the largest source of renewable energy in the United States? Hydropower accounted for 63% of the electricity generated from renewable sources and 6% of total U.S. electricity in 2001. Learn more about the largest, and one of the oldest, sources of renewable energy with information and resources from Conservation Conversations.
It’s hard to ignore the power of the sun, especially as the seasons change from winter to spring and spring into summer. Many of us appreciate the warmer temperatures and additional hours of sunlight during spring and summer months, but households, businesses and buildings with solar panels have even more to be thankful for. Learn more about the benefits of solar power, the ways solar power is converted into electricity and the impacts of solar energy with information and resources from Conservation Conversations.
Energy is in the air, in 2011 wind turbines in the United States generated about 3% of total U.S. electricity generation. This might seem like a small percentage, cut 3% of total U.S. electricity generation is equal to the energy use of about 10 million households. Learn more about wind energy, how a wind turbine works, top states for wind generated electricity and the benefits of wind energy with information and resources from Conservation Conversations.
When you think of renewable energy do you think of organic materials or the ground? Despite the popularity of wind and solar energy, two other forms of renewable energy; biomass and geothermal, are gaining new attention. Learn more about biomass energy and geothermal energy with Conservation Conversations.
As schools, neighborhoods and communities prepare to celebrate Earth Day and take action to reduce their environmental impact Conservation Conversations will explore the connection between natural resources and energy production. American used renewable energy sources to meet about 8% of our total energy needs in 2009. Learn more about the use of natural resources and renewable energy with Conservation Conversations!