Importance of renewable energy
Conventional sources of energy use fossil fuels like coal and natural gas. These sources are a source of greenhouse gases. Since climate change is now considered by some to be the biggest threat to human existence, it’s never been more important to examine alternative sources of energy.
Challenges of using fossil fuels
Turning trash into energy? There are incredible ways to generate electricity from our waste products. We can use byproducts from forests, yards, and farms or even trash that would normally sit in a landfill.
Electric vehicles (EVs) are a great alternative to polluting gasoline and diesel-based vehicles. Learn more about this evolving technology and how Clark County is using it to lessen our impact.
Water is everywhere in Clark County. That’s why nearly half of our energy comes from clean, renewable hydroelectricity. Learn how we’re using the power of water to keep the lights on in our homes and businesses.
The sun is extraordinarily powerful and using its energy is a great way to incorporate green energy into our power grid. Learn why solar energy is a viable option even here in the cloudy Pacific Northwest!
Wind is all around us! We use giant wind turbines to harness the power of the wind and convert it to clean, limitless, domestic energy.