Advances In Global Change Research

VOLUME 37

Editor-in-Chief

Martin Beniston, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Editorial Advisory Board

B. Allen-Diaz, Department ESPM-Ecosystem Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA.

R.S. Bradley, Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA. W. Cramer, Department of Global Change and Natural Systems, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany.

H.F. Diaz, Climate Diagnostics Center, Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, NOAA, Boulder, CO, USA.

S. Erkman, Institute for communication and Analysis of Science and Technology-ICAST,

Geneva, Switzerland. R. Garcia Herrera, Faculated de Fisicas, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain. M. Lal, Center for Atmospheric Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India. U. Luterbacher, The Graduate Institute of International Studies, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.

I. Noble, CRC for Greenhouse Accounting and Research School of Biological Science,

Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. L. Tessier, Institut Mediterranéen d'Ecologie et Paléoécologie, Marseille, France. F. Toth, International Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ec Joint Research

Centre, Ispra (VA), Italy. M.M. Verstraete, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ec Joint Research Centre, Ispra (VA), Italy.

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Editors

Renewable Energy 101

Renewable Energy 101

Renewable energy is energy that is generated from sunlight, rain, tides, geothermal heat and wind. These sources are naturally and constantly replenished, which is why they are deemed as renewable. The usage of renewable energy sources is very important when considering the sustainability of the existing energy usage of the world. While there is currently an abundance of non-renewable energy sources, such as nuclear fuels, these energy sources are depleting. In addition to being a non-renewable supply, the non-renewable energy sources release emissions into the air, which has an adverse effect on the environment.

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