5 Weird Ways To Generate Renewable Energy

| February 8, 2020

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As concern grows for the climate and all eyes are on fossil fuels, the hunt is on for new ways of generating electricity. Traditional renewable energy sources have until now focused on harnessing the power of the sun or the wind or water. But traditions are meant to be broken--and that happens more often than you might think There is a host of other, lesser-known--and sometimes eccentric--means of generating electricity that bypass fossil fuels, and even the sun, wind and water.

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