Warning: strtotime() [function.strtotime]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/eerl/public_html/lib/ScoutLib/ApplicationFramework.php on line 1126

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/eerl/public_html/lib/ScoutLib/ApplicationFramework.php:1126) in /home/eerl/public_html/lib/ScoutLib/ApplicationFramework.php on line 158
the Environmental and Energy Resources Library - Renewable and Alternative Energy Skip Navigation

the Environmental and Energy Resources Library

Home Browse Resources Get Recommendations Forums About Help Advanced Search

In recent decades, technologies have been developed that harness the energy of the sun, the wind, the earth and even the ocean. While current supplies of coal, oil, and natural gas are finite and will eventually run out, wind and solar are examples of renewable energy. These sources are not limited and can be tapped indefinitely.

The concept of sustainable energy or green energy embraces practices, policies, and technologies that provide energy at the least financial, environmental and social costs. When these costs are factored in calculating life-cycle costs for fossil fuels, sustainable energy options make an even more compelling case for long-term strategic applications.

Cumulative Rating: (not yet rated)
Date Of Record Release 2010-03-05 16:15:03
Description In recent decades, technologies have been developed that harness the energy of the sun, the wind, the earth and even the ocean. While current supplies of coal, oil, and natural gas are finite and will eventually run out, wind and solar are examples of renewable energy. These sources are not limited and can be tapped indefinitely.

The concept of sustainable energy or green energy embraces practices, policies, and technologies that provide energy at the least financial, environmental and social costs. When these costs are factored in calculating life-cycle costs for fossil fuels, sustainable energy options make an even more compelling case for long-term strategic applications.
Classification
Resource Type
Format
Subject
Source The Climate Institute
Keyword Clean energy, Climate change, Global warming, Sustainability
Selector Selection Committee
Date Of Record Creation 2010-03-05 16:10:02
Education Level
Date Last Modified 2010-03-05 16:15:03
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2010-03-05 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

Log In:





Mission
EERL's mission is to be the best possible online collection of environmental and energy sustainability resources for community college educators and for their students. The resources are also available for practitioners and the public.

EERL & ATEEC
EERL is a product of a community college-based National Science Foundation Center, the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC), and its partners.

Contact ATEEC 563.441.4087 or by email ateec@eicc.edu