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What are the uses of renewable resources?
The energy that is provided by renewable energy resources is used in 5 important areas such as air and water cooling/heating, electricity generation, rural sector, and transportation. According to a report in 2016 by REN21, the global energy consumption by the use of renewable energy resources contributed to 19.2% in 2014 and 23.7% in 2015.
What percentage of electricity is renewable in the US?
The electric power sector accounted for about 60% of total U.S. renewable energy consumption in 2020, and about 20% of total U.S. electricity generation was from renewable energy sources. Renewable energy can play an important role in U.S. energy security and in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Why are renewable resources better than fossil fuels?
Fossil fuels, especially oil, are subject to large fl uctuations which result in speculation in the markets and upset any planning. Renewables are sources of wealth since they avoid imports and, as such, external payments. Having a basic raw material, such as energy, is a good basis for the competitiveness of industry.
What is renewable electricity and how does it work?
Renewable electricity can power the world鈥檚 growing fleet of electric vehicles. Car batteries can be used as storage units so that the electricity can be used at a later time. Renewable electricity also can be used to produce electro-fuels, such as hydrogen to fuel long-haul transport, aviation and shipping.