Advanced and Renewable Energy Works in Northeast Ohio. Energy use and production is one of the largest sources of carbon emissions in the U.S., as well as one of the most costly expenses for businesses and households. Ohio’s extremely high carbon footprint – the fourth highest in the country – is due to its history of heavy manufacturing and high level of dependence on regional coal and foreign fossil fuel production.
The region’s manufacturing base is well suited for the production of wind turbine and solar components, among other energy devices. National studies have found that Ohio is one of the states best positioned to gain “green” jobs from the growth of energy efficiency and renewable power. Importantly, money spent on renewable energy installation tends to remain in the community, creating jobs and fueling local economics.
Renewable energy sources are clean and inexhaustible. Types of renewable energy resources include moving water (hydro, tidal and wave power), thermal gradients in ocean water, biomass, geothermal energy, solar energy and wind energy Cogeneration (i.e. combined heat & power) and municipal solid waste (MSW) to energy are considered types of advanced energy generation
Check out the Advanced and Renewable Energy Primer to learn more.