Energy from renewable resources—wind, water, the sun, biomass and geothermal energy—is inexhaustible and clean.
The costs of technologies to capture that energy are rapidly falling and becoming economically competitive with fossil fuels, while reducing the risk of climate change. Investing in renewable energy creates jobs, fosters economic growth, and improves energy security for countries that lack domestic fossil fuel resources.... Read more about Renewable Energy
Renewable energy is providing clean, reliable electricity across the U.S. and around the world. It is also growing rapidly, with record numbers of new wind and solar installations in the U.S. over the past few years.
We can readily continue this rapid expansion of renewable energy by utilizing existing technologies, investing in improvements to our electricity system, and making smart policy decisions that move the country toward a clean energy future. ... Read more about Ramping Up Renewables
Abstract. There is growing concern in Europe about the possible rise in the severity and frequency of extreme drought events as a manifestation of climate change. In order to plan suitable adaptation strategies it is important for decision makers to know how drought conditions will develop at regional scales. This paper therefore addresses the issue of future developments in streamflow drought characteristics across Europe.... Read more about Ensemble projections of future streamflow droughts in Europe
You need lots of water and a lot of land where you can build a dam and reservoir, which all takes a LOT of money, time, and construction. The trend for the future will probably be to build small-scale hydro plants that can generate electricity for a single community. ... Read more about Reservoir Construction is slowing is U.S