Local Winds

14.1 General 295

14.2 Sea Breezes 299

14.3 Mountain Winds 305

14.4 Turbulence 308

14.5 Wind Energy 311

14.6 Sea Waves 313

14.7 Urban Air Pollution 316

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Renewable Energy 101

Renewable Energy 101

Renewable energy is energy that is generated from sunlight, rain, tides, geothermal heat and wind. These sources are naturally and constantly replenished, which is why they are deemed as renewable. The usage of renewable energy sources is very important when considering the sustainability of the existing energy usage of the world. While there is currently an abundance of non-renewable energy sources, such as nuclear fuels, these energy sources are depleting. In addition to being a non-renewable supply, the non-renewable energy sources release emissions into the air, which has an adverse effect on the environment.

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