Alternative Energy Land Information
WIth the real effects of global warming, tightening EPA laws, and the worsening air quality of major cities, many startup companies have been launched for the development of alternative energy. Alternative energy sources, also referred to as renewable energy sources, include wind, solar, and geothermal energy, as well as energy from biofuels and hydroelectric power. These methods are, in short, alternatives to using energy sourced from fossil fuels, such as oil and nuclear power. In the United States, the majority of alternative energy comes from wind farms and hydroelectric sources, followed by biomass and liquid biofuels including ethanol. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, solar energy use is expected to increase greatly in the coming years in various states including California, Nevada, North Carolina, Texas, and Georgia. Although 18 percent of the United States’ power comes from renewable sources, only 1 percent of that is solar.