22 Oct '17, 8am

OpEd: Renewable Energy Need Not Destroy Wildlife - by @BradneeChambers, Exec. Sec. of CMS

OpEd: Renewable Energy Need Not Destroy Wildlife - by @BradneeChambers, Exec. Sec. of CMS

Manila, 22 October 2017 - The development and deployment of new technologies to deliver the world’s energy needs from renewable sources are essential if we are to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels. To stop or reverse climate change and to provide the world’s growing human population with the energy it needs, then hydro-, oceanic, wind and solar power must to be part of the mix. But renewable energy is not the silver bullet that will help us overcome the barriers to building a cleaner, better and sustainable future. Regardless of how it is produced, electricity has to be transmitted from where it is generated to the homes, offices, factories, hospitals and schools where it is needed. And this requires a substantial infrastructure of pylons and cables, which leave their mark on the landscape, and, of great concern to those dealing with nature conservation, can have detri...

Full article: http://www.cms.int/en/news/opinion-renewable-energy-%E2%8...

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