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Businesses that provide eco-friendly energy solutions by utilizing alternative energy sources. Alternative energy, as defined in Princeton University Wordnet, is derived from sources that do not use up natural resources or harm the environment. According to a National Energy Information Center study in 2001, greenhouse gas emissions in the US come mostly from energy use. And out of the energy-related carbon dioxide emission, 82% is accounted for by fossil fuel combustion. Whether greenhouse gas emission causes climate change is still being debated. In the meantime, the impact of mining on the environment is gaining attention. Examples of renewable energy sources include wind power, solar power, hydro power, geothermal power, wave and tidal power, and biomass.

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