Renewable Energy - Impacts
energy use may create the following negative impacts:
1. Solar collectors are inefficient for most of the winter
and during cloudy weather and are therefore not very efficient
in most northern countries.
Both solar and wind power cannot guarantee consistent quantities
of energy produced as they are affected by weather patterns.
Tidal schemes can have a damaging effect on plant and animal
life around the shoreline in addition to being unsightly.
4. Dam projects uproot people from their homes and flood vast
areas of arable land, those living below dams run the risk
of being flooded.
in dams in tropical countries are ideal breeding grounds
for malarial mosquitoes and other parasites....more
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