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Some final reflections on renewable power production systems

© Juan E. Malo

Ultimately, the extension of the production of renewable electricity is an unstoppable process, with guaranteed technical and economic success, and which in the medium term can allow a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. 

It should be borne in mind that this will only happen if energy consumption does not multiply with the advent of these new technologies, and there is an effective substitution of solid fuels for clean sources of energy production. However, the transition to renewable energies presents risks that are not negligible for biodiversity, which first require adequate planning that includes the Strategic Environmental Assessment of the plans for its implementation, and a detailed Environmental Impact 

Assessment of mitigation actions for individual projects. In these evaluations, both the positive effects on the emission of greenhouse gases and the much-neglected effects on biodiversity must be taken into account. In relation to them, it should be noted that the existing scientific knowledge is still very limited, so the development of intensive programs and research associated with the developments that are already underway and those that are being built are urgently needed.

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