After 10 years of mostly scientific work on understanding our human ecosystem, energy&stuff is IIER's first public outreach project. Given the very negative societal dynamics observed around the world, with hate and blame on the rise, we consider it relevant to instill a sense of reality into the discussion, hopefully supporting a different and more constructive dialogue moving forward.
A term attributed to energy inputs based on mostly renewable and recurring sources, such as sunlight, wind, water or biomass. Often, geothermal energy, though not strictly renewable as it is built on the core heat of the planet, is counted as a renewable resource. Usually, fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas are considered non-renewable given their slow build-up.