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Encyclopedia of global warming and climate change / S. George Philander. p. cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-1-4129-5878-3 (cloth) 1. Global warming-Encyclopedias. 2. Climatic changes-Encyclopedias. I. Philander, S. George. QC981.8.G56E47 2008
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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.