Myths about 'harms' of renewable energy only serve the fossil fuel industry - News Summed Up

Myths about 'harms' of renewable energy only serve the fossil fuel industry


The misguided belief that ‘it’s too late’ to act has been co-opted by fossil fuel interests and those advocating for them. One tactic is to push the idea that renewable energy will damage the environment. Threat to jobsAnother scare tactic is to suggest that renewable energy will take away jobs. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) stated there were twelve million jobs in renewable energy in 2020 — this compares to a dying coal industry with jobs disappearing because of increased automation as well as competition from cheaper energy sources. The solution to a fossil fuel problem cannot be a fossil fuel.


Source: Irish Examiner August 17, 2022 04:02 UTC



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