Is renewable energy really cleaner? Green Energy. Unlike clean energy types that produce little to zero emissions into the environment, green energy does release a small amount of pollution. Compared to fossil fuels like coal, the greenhouse gases are negligible, but there can still be an effect on the environment.
Can we have 100% clean energy? U.S. can get to 100% clean energy with wind, water, solar and zero nuclear, Stanford professor says. Stanford professor Mark Jacobson sees a way for the U.S. to meet its energy demands by 2050 with 100% wind, water and solar.
Why we shouldn’t use clean energy? The (over)consumption of these non-renewable fuels has been linked to the emission of greenhouse gases and pollutants into the atmosphere – the leading cause of global warming and climate change.
Is clean energy dirty? Lead-acid batteries
But there is a darker secret about clean power that often stays hidden: lead contamination and lead poisoning. The increasing usage of clean energy is a good trend, but conversations about its growth need honesty regarding its dirtier side.