Energy in Demand - Sustainable Energy - Rod Janssen

Every day we are hearing more about air pollution concerns. Jennifer Wang writes on the rappler.com website about the healthy benefits of renewable energy. She argues that a future powered by healthy energy will require reducing dependence on dirty sources of energy, using energy more efficiently, and increasing investment in clean, renewable energy choices.

Renewable energy is healthy energy

Coal, natural gas, nuclear, wind, solar, and geothermal: these are some of the major pathways that we can pursue to meet energy needs across the globe. But in order to do so while protecting the ecosystem and the very species that energy access is meant to support – us Homo sapiens – policymakers must carefully consider the ecological and health benefits and risks of various energy options.

Decades of evidence and experience have culminated in the current consensus in the global health community: fossil fuels will create human fossils, and renewable…

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