Renewable energy has a host of social, environmental, and economic benefits.
Increased security of domestic energy supply.
Ability to meet the needs of people today and in the future in an accessible, equitable and efficient manner.
Has little or no net carbon or other greenhouse gas emissions.
Renewable energy can be produced locally and therefore can benefit local communities and business as well as stimulating local economies.
Renewable energy is not subject to sharp price changes because it comes from sources such as sunshine, flowing water, wind, and biological waste, all of which are free. By comparison, fossil fuels are limited in their supply, and their price will increase as they become scarcer.
The renewable energy industry creates jobs.
Will not deplete our natural resources or have the dangerous capability of a nuclear power plant.
A wind turbine for instance has a small physical footprint relative to the amount of electricity it can produce.
Renewable energy will be safe today and not burden future generations with unnecessary risk.