Is Renewable Energy the Biggest Threat to Land Conservation?
Blog from EcoGeek added 06 October 2009. Published on 20 October 2009 0 comments
Primary Topic: Finance and Governance
Secondary Topics: Energy and Carbon
Document Type: Opinion piece
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- I'm a conservationist. I was a conservationist before I was an EcoGeek. There is very little land on earth left in a sem-natural state, and I believe that we should keep as much of that land as natural as possible forever. Unfortunately, that belief does sometimes collide with my belief that we need to increase renewable energy production as fast as possible. The Nature Conservancy estimates that renewable energy will occupy some 73,000 square miles of land by 2030, meaning that renewable energy could be the biggest threat to land conservation in America. The only thing that comes even close is real estate development.