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Energy comes in many forms. Today, some cities are taking extra steps to utilize alternative fuels that have less impact on the environment. These alternative fuels include biomass, geothermal, hydroelectric, solar, and wind sources of energy. Here's a rundown of what some of the energy sources are:
Biomass – Biomass includes agricultural residues and industrial wastes that are cultivated for the purpose of creating energy.
Geothermal – Geothermal power comes from making use of the heat beneath the surface of the earth.
Hydroelectric – Hydroelectric energy makes use of flowing water to make electricity.
Solar – Solar energy converts the sun's rays into electricity, typically by solar power plants or photovoltaic cells.
Wind – By harnessing wind power with windmills to create kinetic energy, cities are using a clean, renewable, alternative fuel source.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|