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
Penn State's clear vision for 20/20 Energy Challenge
March 25, 2014Are you ready for Penn State’s 20/20 Energy Challenge? The challenge is open to all Penn State faculty and staff by simply contacting a Green Team for a pledge sheet. Small behavior changes, when performed collectively, can decrease Penn State’s environmental impact and help achieve a 20 percent reduction in overall energy usage over the next 10 years and a 35 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.
Penn State to host immersive sustainability leadership program at Navy Yard
February 27, 2014Penn State is offering a interdisciplinary, hands-on summer program for students, which is set to begin in May. This immersive leadership experience in sustainable energy and business will be held at the GridSTAR Center at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia through support provided by the Sustainability Institute.
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.
Natural Gas Opportunities in West Central Pennsylvania
May 19, 2014
New Markets for Bioenergy Crops
May 21, 2014