RENEWABLE ENERGY

 

 

 

 

 

EARTH, WIND, SUN AND WATER

"Because the wind blows during stormy conditions when the sun does not shine and the sun often shines on calm days with little wind, combining wind and solar can go a long way toward meeting demand, especially when geothermal provides a steady base and hydroelectric can be called on to fill in the gaps."

— Mark Z. Jacobson and Mark A. Delucchi. Scientific American, November 2009, p. 43.

Renewable energy comes from natural resources such as the sun, wind, rain, or geothermal heat and are naturally replenished (renewable).

The informational guides below provide assistance to learn about some possible renewable energy opportunities available for farming operations. Each guide has links to other sources of information for further exploration of this practice.

US Energy Information Administration: For Kids
Includes information for teachers!
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State of Rhode Island – Office of Energy Resources
The office works to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy in the state.
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URI Sustainable Energy
Information and updates on URI's energy programs, projects and events.
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National Grid
Information about National Grid's GreenUp renewable energy program.
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URI Outreach Center – Sustainable Energy: Energy Resources
Provides links to sources of information on energy efficiency and renewable energy.
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