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Renewable Energy Technologies

Prior to the industrial revolution, the energy economy was largely decentralized and based on renewable sources. Technologies of the 19th and 20th centries led to a huge increase in energy usage, and an almost complete reliance on fossil fuels controlled by a few large corporations. Now, emerging energy technologies offer the potential of creating an energy future which is renewable, distributed, and largely free of the externalities that characterize the petroleum era.