Alternative Energy

Alternative energy is energy derived from nontraditional sources, such as compressed natural gas, solar, hydroelectric, hydrokinetic, geothermal, wind, and nuclear, that does not rely on the combustion of fossil fuels like coal and oil, and therefore emits little to no greenhouse gases. These alternative energy sources can drastically reduce the amount of carbon dioxide and other green house gases entering the atmosphere.

Learn More

Renewable Energy Technology Basics – Department of Energy

Renewable Energy – Union of Concerned Scientists

National Council for Solar Growth

Lehigh Valley Resources

The Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Association (MAREA), a non-profit organization, aims to educate the public on topics such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainability through monthly public meetings, workshops, and informative materials.

The Sustainable Energy Fund, established in 1999 by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, advances clean and renewable energy technologies through funding, research and promotion.



The information provided on the website does not in any way constitute an endorsement of any particular organization by the Lehigh Valley Sustainability Network.