October 28, 2010

Renewable Energy

Sources of energy derived from biological sources may reduce global dependence on fossil fuels that emit harmful gases, but they entail the use of large volumes of water and pose the risk of introducing undesirable crops into ecosystems, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) warns in a report.
The report, ‘Accessing Biofuel,’ recommends new planning and management approaches to balance the beneficial effects of the production of biofuels — which do not produce gases associated with climate change — with their environmental and social consequences.
“There is no doubt that we need to decrease our reliance on fossil fuels and move to cleaner, more environmentally friendly options,” said UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner. “But we need to make sure we are not creating more problems than we solve. Read More »Renewable Energy