Renewable energy is energy that never runs out. Renewable energy is energy derived from sources that cannot be depleted or energy that can be replaced, such as solar, wind, biomass (waste), wave or hydro. Renewable sources don’t produce greenhouse gas pollution. Eligible renewable resources include:
• solar power
• biomass (landfill gas, municipal solid waste, agricultural wastes, energy crops, wood wastes)
• hydro-electric power (small-scale or on existing dams)
• geothermal energy
• wave and tidal power.
Only wood waste sourced from existing sustainably managed forestry plantations and clearing of specified noxious weeds are eligible. Use of any materials from high conservation-value forests is not eligible. Only crops grown on land cleared prior to 1990 are eligible under the GreenPower program. Hydro-electric power projects must have adequate environmental flows. Projects that involve construction of new dams or diversion of rivers are not acceptable under GreenPower.