|Green power dangers: Scientists review the downside of renewable energies.|
|Written by Michelle Simmons|
|Renewable energy is a type of energy that can be collected from natural sources, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat. It is also believed to have a much lower environmental impact compared to conventional energy technology, and because of this governments continue to lean towards renewable energy sources. Apparently, its potential hazardous effects are often overlooked. A new study has found that renewable energies have their downsides.|
As time goes by, renewable energy is rapidly growing. It makes up one-fourth of the production of energy in the world, with China as the number one producer. China generates 35 percent of wind, 28 percent of hydro, and 26 percent of solar energies. Scientists at the University of Hong Kong and James Cook University in Australia, analyzed the environment effects of hydro, solar, and wind energy.