Renewable Energy’s “Footprint” Myth

AUTHOR: Lovins, Amory
DOCUMENT ID: E11-07
YEAR: 2011
DOCUMENT TYPE: Journal or Magazine Article
PUBLISHER: The Electricity Journal

Many nuclear advocates argue that renewable electricity has far too big a land ‘footprint’ to be environmentally acceptable, while nuclear power is preferable because it uses orders of magnitude less land. If we assume that land-use is an important metric, a closer look reveals the opposite is true.

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