Renewable Energy

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Renewable energy comes from sources that are constantly replenished, like running water, the heat of the Earth, the Sun's light, or wind. Renewables account for around 11% of U.S. energy consumption and 17% of electricity production.

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A wind turbine.

Renewable energy comes from sources that can be replenished on a human timescale, like biomass, hydropower, geothermal, wind, and solar power. Renewable energy technologies generally have fewer environmental and health impacts than non-renewables. Like all energy sources, each renewable energy technology has its own advantages and disadvantages.   Read more

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Geological Surveys Database Publications

2013, Arizona Geological Survey
For the second year in a row, the project has received "good" or "outstanding" review comments during the annual sponsor peer review. Each reviewer scored the project as "outstanding" the highest possible mark for relevance and impact of research. Comments include...
2014, Arizona Geological Survey
For the third year in a row, the project received "good" or "outstanding" review comments during the annual sponsor peer review (scores for all elements were between 7 and 10 with the majority of scores as 8's and 9's). Progress this year has focused on data collection...
2016, Arizona Geological Survey
The Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) is one of the most innovative, entrepreneurial, and highly-regarded Surveys in the nation, with a growing portfolio of national and international programs and influence. AZGS scientists are internationally recognized leaders in cyberinfrastructure and data...
2011, Arizona Geological Survey
The project achieved its primary goals and milestones during FY2010, including completing contracts with 45 subcontractors representing geothermally-relevant data resources in all 50 states. Statements of Work for the first project year have been received, reviewed by the project Science Advisory...
2011, Arizona Geological Survey
This report is prepared in accordance with Arizona Revised Statute
2012, Arizona Geological Survey
The project achieved its primary goals and milestones during FY2011, which included data retrieval from 44 subrecipients and providing an online, interoperable network serving geothermal relevant data. Nearly all subrecipients have completed at least one data set and submitted data into the network...
1976, West Virginia Geological & Economic Survey

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2017, Pennsylvania Geological Survey
The Mingoville 7.5-minute quadrangle is located in Centre County, Pennsylvania. Most of the area is in the Appalachian Mountains section of the Ridge and Valley physiographic province. The area north of Bald Eagle Creek is in the Allegheny Front section of the Appalachian Plateaus physiographic...
[201?], Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology

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2006, Utah Geological Survey

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