Every type of energy utilization for electricity generation has environmental consequences. The main consequences of burning fossil fuels and of nuclear power are well-known. Renewable energy sources (wind, solar, biomass, hydroelectric, geothermal, etc.) are generally thought of as harmless, but this doesn’t mean they have no environmental consequences at all. Most of them have a significant aesthetic impact and require large areas of land. Some also have a significant impact on the eco-system (birds, fishes, etc.). This paper summarizes the environmental issues caused by all kinds of renewable energy sources.
Summary of Environment Impact of Renewable Energy Resources
Title: Summary of Environment Impact of Renewable Energy Resources
December 01, 2012
Journal: Advanced Materials Research
Zhu, J.; Cheung, K. (2012). Summary of Environment Impact of Renewable Energy Resources. Advanced Materials Research, 616-618, 1133-1136.