Study: Clean energy can fuel the future and promote economic development

Recent research shows that renewable resources come with few drawbacks and a whole lot of benefits.

Study: Clean energy can fuel the future and promote economic development
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Many politicians and decision makers believe that transitioning to a clean energy economy will exorbitantly expensive, potentially pricing the poorest nations out of the market and exacerbating poverty and hunger.

But according to a recent editorial in Nature, the latest research shows that technologies centred on renewable resources and efficiency come with few drawbacks and many benefits, including improved public health and wealth, thanks to a cleaner environment and better jobs – and could promote rather than hinder economic development, leading to greater prosperity.

It's time for us to stop linking the idea of economic development and wellbeing with the use of fossil fuels – and realize that in a world that's already hastening to electrify everything, transitioning to a green energy economy sooner as opposed to later is the key to ensuring continued or even greater prosperity and a higher quality of life.

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