Solar and Wind Power, Not Fossil Fuel, Nuclear or Garbage-to-Energy!
Clean, renewable forms of energy, such as wind and solar power, are essential if we are to tackle climate change and protect the health of people, wildlife and our planet. Solar and wind power are also vital in ending the threat of nuclear power, which would leave a legacy of nuclear waste that will remain a threat to our health and the environment for hundreds of thousands of years.
Renewable energy comes from natural sources that are constantly, naturally and sustainably replenished.
Solar and wind power contribute to better air and water quality, reduce reliance on fossil fuels and nuclear power, curb global warming, add good jobs to the economy and help build a healthy and sustainable future.
Solar and wind power should be properly located so they minimize negative impacts on communities, the environment and cultural resources such as Indigenous sacred sites that are being damaged by some large-scale solar projects in the desert. Greenaction supports solar power on rooftops, not paving over the desert for large facilities.
As the entire planet is suffering from climate change due to fossil fuel pollution, and as the threat and pollution from fossil fuel and nuclear power continues, everyone is at risk.
Greenaction supports real renewable energy, specifically solar and wind power. Combined with energy efficiency and conservation, solar and wind power must be increased immediately to protect the earth and all that live on the earth.
Beware of Phony Renewable Energy!
Several types of technologies use non-renewable resources and claim they are renewable, despite either relying on dirty fossil fuel energy resources or creating other pollution hazards in the process. Three examples of resources claimed to be renewable but in fact are not are:
•Coal waste from coal mining
•Methane gas from coal mines
•Waste-to-Energy (WTE) facilities, i.e. waste incineration including the new generation of plasma arc, gasification and pyrolysis incinerators.