A  web·guide to sustainable development, conservation & the glocal environment



General information

Alternative energy sources @ Climate Change Connection

Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) [USA]

Energy Transition: The German Energiewende

List of books about renewable energy @ Wikipedia


Pledge for a Just Transition to Decent Jobs

Renewables @ Global Energy Institute [US Chamber of Commerce]

News & periodicals

Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Renewable Energy World


Renewable energy investments in the Global South

Africa Renewable Energy Initiative

Geothermal energy

Geothermal Energy Association

Hydrogen energy

Hydrogen Council

     · A global cooperative of 39 energy companies aiming to promote and commercialize hydrogen

     as a key segment of the energy transition in industrial markets.

Select readings in renewable energy

     · In reverse chronological order.

Fossil Future

     · 2022  ~  Alex Epstein  ~  Penguin Publishing Group

     · Examines the future of energy and argues that renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, and

       hydropower will eventually replace fossil fuels as the primary source of energy.

     · Provides insights into the potential opportunities and challenges associated with transitioning to

       clean energy and offers a roadmap for policymakers, businesses, and individuals to accelerate the

       adoption of renewable energy and reduce carbon emissions.

Renewable Energy: The Clean Facts

     · 2022  ~  Lora Shinn  ~  NRDC

     · Provides an overview of renewable energy sources and their benefits, including their

       ability to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the impacts of climate change.

     · Raises awareness about the need to transition away from fossil fuels and highlights the economic,

       environmental, and social benefits of adopting clean energy technologies.

Renewable Energy

     · 2010  ~  Georgia Destouni and Harry Frank  ~  Ambio

     · Discusses the use of renewable energy sources, particularly solar and wind power, in developing

       countries and the potential benefits and challenges associated with their implementation.

     · Highlights the need for effective policy frameworks and financial incentives to support the growth

       of renewable energy in these regions.

     · Emphasizes the global nature of the transition to clean energy and the importance of addressing

       energy poverty and inequality.

     · Highlights the need for collaboration and investment in renewable energy technologies to promote

       sustainable development and combat climate change.

Renewable Energy Engineering

     · Publication- 2017  ~  Nicholas Jenkins and Janaka Ekanayake  ~  Cambridge University Press

     · Covers the fundamentals of renewable energy technologies and their applications.

     · Detailed explanation of engineering principles behind various renewable energy sources, including

       solar, wind, geothermal, hydro, and biomass energy, as well as energy storage systems.

     · Offers a valuable resource for students, researchers, and professionals interested in understanding

       the technical aspects of renewable energy systems and designing efficient and cost-effective solutions

       to address the world's energy challenges.

     · Provides insights into the economic, social, and environmental implications of renewable energy


Alternative Energy: Political, Economic, and Social Feasibility

     · 2007  ~  Christopher Simmons  ~  Rowman and Littlefield publishers

     · Offers a comprehensive assessment of the challenges and opportunities associated with the

       transition towards sustainable energy systems, which is crucial for policymakers, industry leaders,

       and academics working in the field of energy policy and sustainability.

     · Provides case studies and examples from around the world to illustrate how different countries

       and regions have approached the deployment of renewable energy technologies.

Eduardo Alvarez Palacios (2023) & Ziyu Shen (2019) of Brandeis University contributed to this page.

Renewable, sustainable, clean & alternative energy



Overview & Summary

This webpage covers energy produced from sources that are replenishable on a human time scale. While

   the terms renewable, sustainable, clean, and alternative do not carry precise definitions and are widely

   used synonymously, one key characteristic applies to all: they are not derived from fossil fuels.

Contents of this page:

     · General information

       · News & periodicals

         · Renewable energy investments in the Global South

           · Forms of renewable energy (also see subpages)

                   ~ Geothermal energy

                   ~ Hydrogen energy

             · Select readings on renewable energy


     · Solar energy

       · Wind energy

Also see:

     · Bioenergy, biomass, biofuels & BECCS page

Energy institutions

Note that institutions with a general focus on renewable energy are listed on the Energy Institutions page.