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Renewable Energy - Impacts
 

Renewable 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.

2. Both solar and wind power cannot guarantee consistent quantities of energy produced as they are affected by weather patterns.

3. 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.

  1. Water in dams in tropical countries are ideal breeding grounds for malarial mosquitoes and other parasites....more

 


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