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Why do we need renewable energy?

As global demand for electricity continuesto grow (predicted to be by a factorof 2 by 2030) and our current relianceon (finite) fossil fuels generates more and more co2 we are, as a society, under increasing pressure to develop alternative, non-polluting, ways of generating the electricity that underpins oureconomic prosperity and our everydaylives. The three main fossil fuels used for energy generation, coal, oil and naturalgas have all shown in recent years, consumption rising at higher rates than discovery of additional reserves. There is, therefore, unprecedented interest, investment and development work being expended on commercialising the various technologies theoretically capable of alleviating the problem.