Oct. 20, '01; Solar Cooking Summit, Agua Caliente Park, San Diego County, CA. Boiling Water Recipe Contest, share info & technical innovations, solar oven building classes. For event questions or rule list, contact Ian Zalewski, [email protected]

Nov. 1-2, '01; International Symposium on Distributed Energy Resources; San Diego, CA. Betsie Brown, 858-794-7355 [email protected]

Nov. 10, '01; Pomona, CA. 2001 Southern California RE Expo, Pomona Fairplex. Exhibits, workshops, manufacturers, & vendors for wind power, EVs, inverters, solar cooking, solar pumping, green building, strawbale, solar electric, solar thermal, net metering, hydropower, fuel cells, & more. 888-647-6527

Dec. 11-14, '01; Sacramento, CA. EVAA Electric Transportation Industry Conference. Battery EVs, hybrids, path to commercialization. 650-365-2667

Arcata, CA. Campus Center for Appropriate Technology, Humboldt State University. Ongoing workshops & presentations on alternative, renewable, & sustainable living. CCAT, HSU, Arcata, CA 95521 • 707-826-3551 [email protected]

Rebates for PV & wind. CA Emerging Renewables Buydown Program, CA Energy Comm., 800-555-7794 or 916-654-4058

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Energy Efficiency Building Standards for CA. CA Energy Comm. 800-772-3300

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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