Hazards of Renewable Energy
The facts are in and yes Renewable Energy and technologies are lowering the carbon footprint slowly over time. But let’s make it clear that All energy sources have some impact on our environment. Fossil fuels—coal, oil, and natural gas—do substantially more harm than renewable energy sources by most measures, including air and water pollution, damage to public health, wildlife and habitat loss, water use, land use, and global warming emissions.
However, renewable sources such as wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, and hydropower also have environmental impacts, some of which are significant.
For instance, the amount of land they take up, the sounds and vibrations are big complaint by nearby homeowners. There are also greenhouse gases caused by the manufacturing of these renewable manufactures of solar and wind farms. Not to mention the human dangers associated with going 100% renwable energy. Wind Turbines have the highest accident rate in the work place. The transportation of the giant Blades for these Wind Mills are challenging to transport. The manufacturing isn’t that safe either, and they seem to attract lightening which casuse severe damage to the turbine engines.