Barber-Scotia College is helping the United States to reach its goal of becoming energy independent by 2050. BSC is providing hands-on training for students to take the lead around the world and aid in the transition towards 100% energy-wind, water, and solar- for all purposes, in particular wind, water and solar energy.
The future is yours if you prepare for it! Come to Barber-Scotia College for a degree in renewable energy and help save the world. Using clean, renewable energy is one of the most important actions we can take to reduce our impact on the environment!
According to U.S. Energy Information Administration, "renewable energy is energy from sources that are naturally replenishing but flow-limited; renewable resources are virtually inexhaustible in duration but limited in the amount of energy that is available per unit of time.
Until the mid-1800s, wood was the source of nearly all of the nation's energy needs for heating, cooking, and lighting. From the late 1800’s until today, fossil fuels—coal, petroleum, and natural gas—have been the major sources of energy. Hydropower and solid biomass were the most used renewable energy resources until the 1990s. Since then, the shares of U.S. energy consumption from biofuels, solar, and wind energy have increased.
The electric power sector accounted for about 56% of total U.S. renewable energy consumption in 2018, and about 17% of total U.S. electricity generation was from renewable energy sources.
Renewable energy plays an important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Using renewable energy can reduce the use of fossil fuels, which are major sources of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions.
The consumption of biofuels and other nonhydroelectric renewable energy sources in the United States more than doubled from 2000 to 2018, mainly because of state and federal government requirements and incentives to use renewable energy. The U.S. Energy Information Administration projects that U.S. renewable energy consumption will continue to increase through 2050."
Given how important renewable energy is the the future of the world, Barber-Scotia College is preparing student for important work in the new frontier. The students will be equipped with knowledge and skills to tackle the increased demand needed to ensure a healthy, clean living environment.
The students will be equipped with knowledge and skills to take the lead around the world in a demanding and necessary field of renewable energy.