Renewable Energy 101: Words you need to know

December 31, 2019

Communities and businesses across the world are getting more of their energy from renewable sources, such as wind, water and solar. For consumers, there’s a lot of new information to digest in this rapidly changing field.

CNBC has broken down the most important words to know in the renewable energy conversation.

A couple examples:

Geothermal: Heat from below the Earth’s surface that can be used to produce renewable energy.

Hydropower: Energy that comes from the flow of water; it’s the world’s largest source of renewable electricity.

Read more key terms from this article.

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