WHY DOES RENEWABLE ENERGY LEAD TO A CLEANER ENVIRONMENT

WHY DOES RENEWABLE ENERGY LEAD TO A CLEANER ENVIRONMENT

Renewable energy is better for the environment than even the cleanest alternative technologies

  • Each day more solar energy hits the Earth than the total energy that the 6 billion inhabitants of the planet would consume in 27 years.1
  • Clean energy from the sun alone can provide 55 times our current energy use and replace all power sources that pollute the environment. 2
  • A 100 megawatt solar electric power plant over its usable life, will avoid more than 3 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions when compared with the cleanest conventional fossil fuel powered electric plants available today.3
  • Wind energy now displaces about 68 million metric tons of global warming pollution each year—as much as is produced by 13 million cars.4
  • Wind energy also saves more than enough water nationwide to meet the needs of a city the size of Boston.4

1Source: Svsolar.com, 2013: Solar Factoids 2 Source: Energy Justice Network, 2009 3 Source: Sustainable Environmental Technologies, 2013 4 Source: Environment America: Wind Power for a Cleaner America, Nov. 28, 2012