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By Vermel Thomas

Renewable energy " today and tomorrow

The renewable energy sector (i.e., wind, sun, tidal wave, geothermal, biomass, hydro-electricity) has seen rapid growth over recent years even though the Administration of President Trump is not supporting clean power initiatives.

These sources of energy help to reduce pollution and have proven to be an alternative to cleaner, greener energy. These power sources are considered renewable because they do not lessen any resources to create energy.

New energy costs are lower

President Trump states that he knows a lot about solar and that he loves solar. His problem with renewable energy sources is that he believes it comes with a lot of problems, it is a bad investment and that it is too expensive.

However, solar manufacturers report that power from solar projects is about 70 percent cheaper today than ten years ago. Also, wind, geothermal and radiant energy power expenses have also been reduced.

Benefits for rural and third world populations

Even though President Trump does not support the renewable energy sector, manufacturers and other energy sources have seen a significant increase of its use in many U.S. rural regions.

Rural property owners are earning millions a year by leasing their land to wind farm developers. In addition, the solar energy companies are rapidly hiring individuals due to renewable industry source growth.

A news source recently stated that President Trump's lack of support does not make him President of the world. This means that climate control and renewable energy has progressed popularly in other international nations like India, China and Latin American nations.

Homefront support for renewable energy

Back on the U.S. homefront, The Governors' Wind and Solar Energy Coalition was formed, consisting of more than 600 governors from each side of the political spectrum. The governors are seeking federal funding to upgrade local power grids and to invest in clean energy research.

In a letter to the White House, they called for legislation to promote more wind farms and practices to reduce the regulatory process for wind and solar projects. So far, in cooperation with the industry and the governors, President Trump is considering providing some public lands for development, but the dismay of environmentalists.

Colleges continue to encourage students to participate in renewable energy degrees, Silicon Valley is helping to drive renewable energy initiatives around the world. Innovators and entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs, Apple and Google are helping U.S. start-up companies with a specific lower cost financing partnership.

Foreign nations like China, Mexico and Japan have taken notice of this partnership and have begun offering lower wind and solar leasing agreements and lower costs for clean power products that work for both residential homes and commercial industries. It appears that despite the slowing down of White House support, renewable energy programs and projects are here to stay.

Continued supporting factors

Additional supporting factors for renewable energy includes: Al Gore, the godfather of renewable clean energy remains in talks with President Trump; Congress recently renewed the Clean Energy Source tax credits; international investors and producers are in partnership with many U.S. clean energy technology and financial institutions and job growth in this industry is always good for our overall economy.

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