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Sunlight, wind, and running water are essentially “free.” Yet renewable energy sources are a very small part of our energy consumption. Why is this? Explain.

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  1. Many countries use much more renewable energy than the United States.

    https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/11-countries-leading-the-charge-on-renewable-energy

    http://www.businessinsider.com/maps-these-countries-use-the-most-non-renewable-energy-resources-2014-6

    Many reasons are given for why the U.S. doesn't use more renewable energy. I think that primarily, the big money is invested in nonrenewables.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=why+doesn%27t+the+u.s.+use+more+renewable+energy

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