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The Power of Alternative Energy

Jan27 2010 // By: RESCUE GREEN // Categories: Sustainability, Alternative Energy No Comments

Southern California is now poised to generate clean renewable energy that will help fuel its society and economy for generations to come. The state is geographically located in an area where renewable energy is available in the form of geothermal, wind, and solar. Plentiful solar energy allows for extraction of other energy derivatives, such as biofuels. Numerous issues, however, must be addressed in order to transition California from dependency on fossil fuels and imported natural gas to reliance on California’s own renewable energy. This article will focus on the issues related to bringing solar energy produced in the high desert area of Southern California’s San Bernardino County to local consumers.

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The Power of the Tides

Aug25 2009 // By: RESCUE GREEN // Categories: Sustainability, Alternative Energy No Comments

These days surfers aren’t the only ones searching for powerful waves during low and high tide. Scientists are tapping into the power of the tides as a renewable source of energy. Most of the attention is usually on solar or wind power, however, wave power is still developing and can be a promising source of energy. Annette von Jouanne a professor of electrical engineering at Oregon State University and a team of graduate students have tested this new technology (NY Times). The prototype uses the steady motion of waves to generate energy.

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