The United States should take a lesson from Norway! There, 99% of all energy produced is renewable and clean, due to the country’s use of hydropower. Hydropower is power derived from the energy of falling water. Other clean sources of energy that are being experimented with are wind power and wave power.
What makes hydropower renewable? Renewable energy is energy that comes from sources that are continually replenished, such as sun, wind, tides, waves, and geothermal heat. Using hydropower as an energy source is “green” because it doesn’t use un-renewable resources such as oil which have potential to harm the environment.
The renewable energy movement is gaining worldwide attention, with new legislation mandating it's use. Government support and rising oil prices are also catalysts to encourage the use of renewable energy sources.