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What is Clean Energy?

Clean Energy is energy that is produced from sources that do not produce greenhouse gases during production. This form of energy is derived from renewable sources such as solar and air currents. While there are a variety of renewables for clean energy, each with their own unique challenges and needs to ensure they provide consistent power.

The benefit of these energy sources is that it lessens reliance on fossil fuels and will slow down global warming. In the United States, more than a third of its emissions derive from coal and other fossil fuels. Switching to renewable sources would reduce this and could provide as much as 40 percent of the American energy demand by 2030.

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Union of Concerned Scientists. “Clean Energy.” Union of Concerned Scientists. http://www.ucsusa.org/clean_energy#.V5d-llUrLIU. Accessed July 26, 2016.

Union of Concerned Scientists. “Clean Energy.” Union of Concerned Scientists. http://www.ucsusa.org/clean_energy/clean_energy_101#.V5o8a1UrLIU. Accessed July 28, 2016.

United States Energy Information Administration. “Renewable Energy Explained.” United States Energy Information Administration. http://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/?page=renewable_home. Accessed July 26, 2016.