renewable energy


Summary: Forms of energy that are constantly and rapidly renewed by natural processes such as solar, ocean wave, and wind energy. (from McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)

Top Publications

  1. Zhang Z, Song J, Han B. Catalytic Transformation of Lignocellulose into Chemicals and Fuel Products in Ionic Liquids. Chem Rev. 2017;117:6834-6880 pubmed publisher
    ..An outlook is provided at the end of this review to highlight the challenges and opportunities associated with this interesting and important area. ..
  2. Nall C, Schläppy M, Guerin A. Characterisation of the biofouling community on a floating wave energy device. Biofouling. 2017;33:379-396 pubmed publisher
    ..This research provides an insight into the variation of biofouling assemblages on a wave energy device as well as the potential technical and ecological implications associated with biofouling on marine renewable energy structures.
  3. Su H, Lin J, Wang Y, Chen Q, Wang G, Tan F. Engineering Brevibacterium flavum for the production of renewable bioenergy: C4-C5 advanced alcohols. Biotechnol Bioeng. 2017;114:1946-1958 pubmed publisher
    ..Biotechnol. Bioeng. 2017;114: 1946-1958. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. ..
  4. Blasco Gómez R, Batlle Vilanova P, Villano M, Balaguer M, Colprim J, Puig S. On the Edge of Research and Technological Application: A Critical Review of Electromethanogenesis. Int J Mol Sci. 2017;18: pubmed publisher
    ..Electromethanogenesis provides a novel approach to waste treatment, carbon dioxide fixation and renewable energy storage into a chemically stable compound, such as methane...
  5. Yan F, Xu K, Li D, Cui Z. A novel hazard assessment method for biomass gasification stations based on extended set pair analysis. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0185006 pubmed publisher
    ..Meanwhile, the reasonability of ESPA is also justified by the sensitivity analysis of hazard assessment results obtained by ESPA and GSPA. ..
  6. Gulagi A, Choudhary P, Bogdanov D, Breyer C. Electricity system based on 100% renewable energy for India and SAARC. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0180611 pubmed publisher
    ..A cost optimal 100% renewable energy system is simulated for SAARC for the year 2030 on an hourly resolved basis...
  7. Paramati S, Sinha A, Dogan E. The significance of renewable energy use for economic output and environmental protection: evidence from the Next 11 developing economies. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2017;24:13546-13560 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, attention of policy makers has recently shifted towards the promotion of renewable energy generation and uses across economic activities to ensure low carbon economy...
  8. Bengtsson L, Rachlew E, Wagner F. Sustainable energy supply and consumption by 2050 and outlook towards the end of the century: Possible scientific breakthroughs. Ambio. 2016;45 Suppl 1:S1-4 pubmed publisher
  9. Tabatabaei M, Karimi K, Kumar R, Horváth I. Renewable energy and alternative fuel technologies. Biomed Res Int. 2015;2015:245935 pubmed publisher

More Information


  1. Subramanian M. Global health: Deadly dinners. Nature. 2014;509:548-51 pubmed publisher
  2. Tollefson J. China's carbon emissions could peak sooner than forecast. Nature. 2016;531:425-6 pubmed publisher
  3. Attiaoui I, Toumi H, Ammouri B, Gargouri I. Causality links among renewable energy consumption, CO2 emissions, and economic growth in Africa: evidence from a panel ARDL-PMG approach. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2017;24:13036-13048 pubmed publisher
    ..links among renewable energy consumption (REC), CO2 emissions (CE), non-renewable energy consumption (NREC), and economic ..
  4. Weinhold B. Energy development linked with earthquakes. Environ Health Perspect. 2012;120:a388 pubmed publisher
  5. Youngs H, Somerville C. Implementing industrial-academic partnerships to advance bioenergy research: the Energy Biosciences Institute. Curr Opin Biotechnol. 2017;45:184-190 pubmed publisher
    ..In particular, we describe how the multidisciplinary nature and management structure of the organization led to hybrid approaches in which bioconversions and chemical synthesis were combined to develop new products. ..
  6. Rana M. Least mean square fourth based microgrid state estimation algorithm using the internet of things technology. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0176099 pubmed publisher
    ..Finally, the least mean square fourth algorithm is explored for estimating the system states. The effectiveness of the developed approach is verified through numerical simulations. ..
  7. Wingfield J, O Brien M, Lyubchich V, Roberts J, Halpin P, Rice A, et al. Year-round spatiotemporal distribution of harbour porpoises within and around the Maryland wind energy area. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0176653 pubmed publisher
    Offshore windfarms provide renewable energy, but activities during the construction phase can affect marine mammals...
  8. Trancik J. Renewable energy: Back the renewables boom. Nature. 2014;507:300-2 pubmed
  9. Want A, Crawford R, Kakkonen J, Kiddie G, Miller S, Harris R, et al. Biodiversity characterisation and hydrodynamic consequences of marine fouling communities on marine renewable energy infrastructure in the Orkney Islands Archipelago, Scotland, UK. Biofouling. 2017;33:567-579 pubmed publisher
    As part of ongoing commitments to produce electricity from renewable energy sources in Scotland, Orkney waters have been targeted for potential large-scale deployment of wave and tidal energy converting devices...
  10. Kopetz H. Renewable resources: Build a biomass energy market. Nature. 2013;494:29-31 pubmed publisher
  11. da Silva M, Pastina M, de Souza V, Schaffert R, Carneiro P, Noda R, et al. Phenotypic and molecular characterization of sweet sorghum accessions for bioenergy production. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0183504 pubmed publisher
    ..The low correlation observed between the molecular and the phenotypic diversity matrices highlights the complementarity between the molecular and the phenotypic characterization to assist a breeding program. ..
  12. Tollefson J, Monastersky R. The global energy challenge: Awash with carbon. Nature. 2012;491:654-5 pubmed publisher