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The article analyzes the renewable energy resources in the USA including Pennsylvania. Contributions of the most important renewable technologies in energy production are described: solar power, wind energy, hydroelectric, nuclear, and geothermal. The contribution of other resources such as hydrogen and fuel cells, bio-energy resources due to their negligible level of impact is not addressed. Some aspects of political considerations affecting policies and regulations related to energy production in the USA and beyond are also addressed. Academia’s response to new demands for graduates in alternative and renewable energies with an example of academic engineering degree program is included.