All Energy Sources Have Some Impact on Our Environment.
All energy sources have some impact on our environment. Fossil fuels, coal, oil, and natural gas do substantially more harm than renewable energy sources by most measures, including air and water pollution, damage to public health, wildlife and habitat loss, water use, land use, and climate change emissions.
The gradual recognition of the impact that emissions from electric generating plants have had on the climate has driven unprecedented changes in environmental policy and regulation, as well as the rapid development of renewable energy generation and demand response and energy efficiency programs. These technological changes are widely viewed as the most environmentally benign technologies available to satisfy existing and new demand for electricity.
How Does Renewable Energy Contribute to Cleaner Air?
Not only does renewable energy have little or no greenhouse gas emissions, but also other air pollutant emissions which cause smog, acid-rain or hazardous air pollution are zero for most forms of renewable energy. When low-emitting forms of renewable energy are used to replace fossil-fuel energy, reductions in air pollution occur and cleaner air is the result.
We try to walk the talk and have made the following commitments:
- Increase the use of green electricity.
- Minimise energy use wherever possible.
- To take action to reduce the sustainability impact of our own activities.
- To provide our clients, with the expertise, advice, products and solutions that help them with their own environmental challenges, and to support them with opportunities where environmental issues are present.
- Continual improvement on environmental issues where economically feasible.
- Control the activities of the company to minimise risk of pollution to the environment.
- Minimise the production of waste where possible and any disposal of waste produced will be carried out with due care for the environment.
- Minimise the use of new products where other recycled materials are a suitable substitute.
- Make every effort to ensure that where waste materials or products can be recycled they are recycled in an environmentally responsible way.
- Ensure that our operations comply with or exceed current legislation and other relevant requirements.
- Ensure that all employees carry out their duties in line with the above statement and, through training, are aware of their obligations.
What Are The Other Environmental Impacts of Renewable Energy?
Renewable energy still has other effects on the environment, such as the disturbance of land and eco-systems the water effluent from processing of biomass or renewable fuels; ambient air pollution coming from wood smoke when heating with wood; waste ash from biomass combustion; and the impacts on land from intensive agricultural operations for bioenergy.
Furthermore, in the full life cycle of renewable energy, the construction of renewable energy production facilities often involves the use of fossil-fuels, which themselves have significant impacts.
Given that all forms of energy production have some level of environmental impact, ultimately a compromise must be reached between energy development needs and environmental stewardship.
All our projects are built around our principal concept of sustainable development in guiding new project development to mitigate any potential impacts on the environment as much as possible.