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Renewable Energy - Impacts 2
 
  1. Biomass crops are grown on land that could be used for food. Wood collection in sub-Saharan Africa is no longer sustainable.

  2. The best wind generator sites are usually on the top of exposed hills. Blades can be as much as 50 metres across and large numbers of turbines are needed. This causes conflict as sights are often in areas of outstanding beauty.

 

  1. Wind, water and solar energy production requires huge numbers of generators and sites to produce sufficient electricity to replace conventional fossil fuel power station.

UK Government Renewable Energy Strategy http://www.dti.gov.uk/renewable/main.html

Energy Efficiency Organisations at http://www.igc.apc.org/
energy/efficiency.html


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