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Friday, August 08, 2003

The "Green" In "Green Power"

Renewable energy is green in more ways than one, according to this report,
Reports See Major Growth in Store for Renewable Energy
(8/8/03). According to the article, undeterred by a lagging world economy, the use of renewable energy has experienced an unprecedented surge in growth over the past few years - generating, for example, $7 billion worth of wind tubine sales in 2002 and 100,000 jobs. Falling costs and new government policies account for the dramatic growth in development and use of renewable energy.
According to Worldwatch president Christopher Flavin. “A decade from now, renewable energy is likely to be an accepted part of the mainstream energy business -- and in a position to dominate the market for new electricity generators. So it looks like green power is finally making some "green."


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