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 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
Experts Discuss Bioenergy Opportunities
April 30, 2013The Bioenergy Supply Chain Business Opportunities Short Course was held on April 23 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in State College, PA
Two New Energy Funding Opportunities for PA
August 18, 2011Pennsylvania announces funding opportunities for the Advantage Grant program and the CFA solar program