Renewable Resource

Renewable resources are resources that can be replenished naturally over a relatively short period of time. These resources include wind, solar, aerothermal, geothermal, hydrothermal, ocean energy, hydropower, biomass, landfill gas, sewage treatment plant gas, and biogases. Wind energy harnesses the power of the wind to generate electricity, while solar energy uses the sun’s rays to produce electricity or heat water. Aerothermal and geothermal energy tap into the earth’s natural heat to produce power, and hydropower and ocean energy utilize the power of moving water to generate electricity. Biomass refers to organic matter such as plants and wood, which can be burned to produce heat or electricity. Landfill and sewage treatment plant gas and biogases are produced by decomposing organic waste and can be captured and used as sources of fuel. These renewable resources offer a clean and sustainable alternative to fossil fuels and can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change.