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Wind Power and the Environment

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Wind power and the environment continues to be a discusion as we use the renewable energy sources available within the environment to power our lives. While wind power is a clean, sustainable and accepted alternative to burning fossil fuels, the environmental imapact of wind power on wildlife and their natural habitats must be taken into consideration when siting a new wind farm. Wind farms built for the production of electricity have the potential to impact the natural and urban environment affecting birds, bats and other fauna and flora at a specific site


Greenhouse Gases

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Greenhouse gases is the generalised term used for products that have the potential to polute the atmosphere, such as carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and fluorocarbons. The driving forces behind greenhouse gas emissions is our increased energy use through burning fossil fuels for heating, transportation or energy production. The impacts of climate change due to human activity is one of the main driving forces behind greenhouse gas emissions and the need for climate change


Global Warming

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Global warming and the environmental impacts of global warming due to greenhouse gas emissions and human activities could increase the planets average global temperature by upto 1.5 degsC within the coming years. Already the planet is experiencing temperature and weather extremes as well as droughts and haeavy rains. Sea levels will continue to rise as both artic and antartic ice sheets melt flooding low lands as a result of global warming


Carbon Capture and Storage

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Carbon capture and storage is a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while simultaneously meeting the growing energy demand around our planet. Capturing carbon dioxide and other such harmful gases is not a new technology but may be a viable way of decarbonising the atmosphere from gases and pollutants and storing them in suitable underground geological formations for permanent storage


Solar Gardens

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Solar gardens use the sun’s energy to power pumps, fountains and ornamental lights throughout the year. We all like to see our gardens full of plants and flowers during the day, but also illuminated at night aswell. A solar powered garden uses solar photovoltaic panels to turn the suns energy into electricity and then uses this energy to power elements of their garden, whether its lighting, fountains or the occasional garden gnome. Using the free solar energy in the garden a great way of going green thereby helping to save the planet, and is a safer, easier and cheaper way than installing mains powered electrical equipment around your garden


Solid Waste

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Solid waste as a renewable source of energy is a way of reducing the dependency on conventional fossil fuels for energy generation. Waste-to-energy technologies help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, environment pollution, fossil fuel use, and unnecessary landfill dumping. Energy generation from waste materials reduces pollution caused by the burning of coal and oil based fossil fuels, and the land which would have otherwise been used for landfill purposes can be used for many other useful and green purposes