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Activity Discussion Environment Pollution Reply To: Pollution

  • Glenda

    June 25, 2024 at 12:43 pm
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    Renewable energy sources like wind, solar, and hydropower can significantly reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions compared to traditional fossil fuels:Wind energy avoids 334 million metric tons of CO2 emissions annually. Wind power is the largest source of renewable electricity in the U.S. and is a rapidly growing industry.Solar power is a key renewable energy source for reducing emissions and mitigating climate change. Solar panels produce zero emissions once installed and the solar industry provided 4.3 million jobs worldwide in 2021. Solar energy can power homes and businesses, reducing reliance on polluting fossil fuels.Hydropower, or hydroelectric power, harnesses the natural flow of water to generate electricity without producing air pollution or greenhouse gases. While large hydroelectric dams can have environmental impacts, smaller hydropower plants can be a clean energy source.Other renewable options like geothermal and biomass energy also have the potential to reduce pollution compared to fossil fuels, though they have some limitations.By transitioning to these clean, renewable energy sources, we can significantly cut air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and environmental damage caused by fossil fuel use. Renewable energy is becoming increasingly affordable and accessible, making it a key solution for fighting climate change and improving air quality.

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