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Long-term benefits of clean energy sources

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Kim Jennings

Mar 20, 2023

  1. Improved public health: Fossil fuel combustion is a major source of air pollution, which can lead to respiratory diseases, heart disease, and premature death. Switching to clean energy sources, such as wind and solar power, can significantly reduce air pollution and improve public health.

  2. Economic benefits: Clean energy sources can provide economic benefits by creating new jobs in the renewable energy sector and reducing energy costs over the long term. In addition, reducing reliance on fossil fuels can help stabilize energy prices and reduce the volatility associated with fluctuating oil and gas prices.

  3. Energy security: Investing in clean energy sources can improve energy security by reducing reliance on foreign oil and gas imports. In addition, renewable energy sources are more distributed than fossil fuel sources, which can reduce the risk of disruption due to natural disasters or other emergencies.

  4. Increased resilience: Climate change is expected to increase the frequency and severity of extreme weather events, such as hurricanes and droughts. Clean energy sources can help increase resilience to these events by providing a more distributed and decentralized energy system that is less vulnerable to disruption.

  5. Biodiversity conservation: The development of renewable energy sources can reduce the impact of human activities on natural ecosystems and biodiversity. For example, hydropower projects can damage rivers and wetlands, while wind and solar power projects have a much smaller environmental footprint.

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