Renewable Energy

They require good management

Renewable energy is an important piece of the puzzle in meeting growing energy demands and mitigating climate change, but the potentially adverse effects of such technologies are often overlooked. Given that climate and ecology are inextricably linked, assessing the effects of energy technologies requires one to consider their full suite of global environmental concerns.

Pros and Cons

The three main types of renewable or green energy are: hydropower, wind and solar power.

All three types can have significant environmental consequences in certain contexts. Wind power has the fewest and most easily mitigated impacts; solar energy is comparably benign if designed and managed carefully. Hydropower clearly has the greatest risks, particularly in certain ecological and geographical settings. More research is needed to assess the environmental impacts of these ‘green’ energy technologies, given that all are rapidly expanding globally.

The rise of renewable energy such as hydropower which is the largest renewable energy source, solar power which is the fastest growing renewable energy source and wind power which has the smallest footprint can only continue to grow. We need to make sure that they grow responsibly. That they stay truelly green and don't sacrifice true green for greenbacks.