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We need more green power on this planet. I am going to send this petition to every US Govenor. Below you will see the reasons why we need to to go for greener power plants.
Nuclear power gives us tons of waste. This leaks over time and effects the earth and everyone around it. This is not a good idea for a healthy earth. I do not see the need to warn of melt downs.
Hydroelectricity is nice till you look at the ecosystem damage and loss of land. Also in many areas you have problems with methane emissions (from reservoirs).
I do not think I need to explain why the use of fossil fuels is a bad idea.
So lets look at solar power. A solar plant in German produced a record 22 gigawatts of electricity - equal to 20 nuclear power stations at full capacity. The only draw back with solar is cadmium.
The amount of cadmium used in thin-film PV modules is relatively small (5-10 g/m²) and with proper emission control techniques in place the cadmium emissions from module production can be almost zero. If electricity produced by photovoltaic panels were used to manufacture the modules instead of electricity from burning coal, cadmium emissions from coal power usage in the manufacturing process could be entirely eliminated.
Wind power is another great idea. Alot of people worry about avian mortality. Avian mortality and wind energy has consequently received far more attention and research than the avian deaths associated with coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear power generators [although] study suggests that wind energy may be the least harmful to birds
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