Climate Change and Food Security

Adapting Agriculture to a Warmer World

Springer

Editors David Lobell Stanford University CA, USA

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Marshall Burke Stanford University CA, USA

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ISBN 978-90-481-2951-5 (HB) e-ISBN 978-90-481-2953-9

ISBN 978-90-481-2952-2 (PB) DOI 10.1007/978-90-481-2953-9 Springer Dordrecht Heidelberg London New York

Library of Congress Control Number: 2009928835

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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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