Renewable and Alternative Energy
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What is Renewable Energy?
Renewable energy is energy generated from natural resources—such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides and geothermal heat—which are renewable (naturally replenished). Renewable energy technologies range from solar power, wind power, hydroelectricity/micro hydro, biomass and biofuels for transportation.
Penn State Extension Energy Programs
Extension educators and faculty are working on many fronts to evaluate energy alternatives, develop strategies for using energy more efficiently and to educate youth, citizens, farmers and policy makers about the complex issues related to alternative energy development and improving energy efficiency.
Penn State Energy News
Sustainability Institute seeks public comment on University goal setting process
February 2, 2015The Sustainability Institute is seeking public comment on a report that proposes a new community and stakeholder engagement process for setting University-wide goals for sustainability, starting with energy.
Topsy Turvy Energy Prices and Prudent Planning
January 11, 2015Biomass Continues to Look Good in the Current Market
Energy Efficient Lighting for Farms
January 11, 2015Follow these tips to help make sure that your new lighting system is truly efficient.