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Technology and Replenishable Energy

Replenishable energy has become more common in the past few decades as a result of recent technological advances, rising electricity costs, measurable fossil fuel pollution, and increasing global political pressures. Replenishable, or renewable energy, is unlike conventional sources in that it largely cannot be depleted. Coal, natural gas, nuclear energy, and oil are classified as conventional and nonrenewable sources since they can eventually be depleted from the ground.

Renewable energy has the potential to remediate some of the issues that poor countries experience with conventional energy sources. Fossil fuel prices have a history of being volatile and unpredictable. This volatility affects the poorest countries the most. This is exacerbated especially when countries rely heavily on import of conventional fuels. This happens quite often as 47 percent ...

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