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.
The Penn State Urban Service Experience in Philly
The Penn State Urban Service Experience (USE) returned to Philadelphia in August and provided support and energy to three valuable Penn State Extension partners (Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, the Overbrook Environmental Education Center, and the Community Farm and Food Resource Center at Bartram’s Gardens). Penn State USE is a five-day community service experience in Philadelphia for first-year Penn State University Park students. (VIDEO)
Penn State Energy News
Penn State to host 'Our Energy Future' public meeting on Sept. 12
September 5, 2013Penn State will be hosting the informational public meeting “Our Energy Future” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12, in the Hetzel Union Building Auditorium on the University Park campus.
Pellets and Power Featured at Short Course
July 1, 2013Bioenergy opportunities were the focus of this one day short course in Morgantown WV
Penn State Extension Tours Industrial Bioenergy Facility
May 13, 2013Penn State Extension recently sponsored a tour of the biomass steam plant at Gutchess Hardwoods in Latrobe PA
Willow for Energy Field Harvest Demo
January 20, 2014