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Renewable energy myths debunked by Greenpeace

Renewable energy myths debunked by Greenpeace

Myth 1 - Renewables are expensive

In recent years, the costs of wind and solar energy have decreased substantially. Today, renewable technologies are themost economical solution in a growing number of countries and regions.

But there is more: wind and solar energy do not require inputs, nor do they have high maintenance costs, in addition to that, a wind turbine can last 20 years and good quality solar panels up to 25.

Myth 2 - It is still developing and they are not enough

Renewable energy technology is ready to work reliably in countries around the world, in fact, by 2050, almost all of the world's energy needs could be met by renewable energy.

Myth 3 - They can't supply the electricity you need

Renewable energy can meet all our energy needs in a safe, sustainable and reliable way, an example of this is Germany, the largest economy in Europe, which already obtains almost 40% of its electricity from renewable energy.

Myth 4 - Electric grids are not ready

A power grid, that is the system that connects power plants to consumers, can handle large proportions of variable renewable energy if it is designed to do so, it only takes a gradual transformation of the energy system to accommodate modern energy production and consumption .

Myth 5 - They are bad for the environment

A common argument against wind farms is that they kill birds and bats. However, if environmental impact assessments are conducted and local and migratory patterns of bird populations are taken into account prior to construction, this is completely avoided. Land used for renewable energy projects, such as wind farms, can be used for agriculture and livestock. International experience has shown that livestock are not affected by the presence of wind farms.

Myth 6 - Greenpeace wants to end coal and nuclear power NOW

The energy model proposed by Greenpeace is based on a gradual transition to renewable energy, a project that has been developed for more than 30 countries and regions to reduce our dependence on coal, oil, gas and nuclear energy throughout weather.
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