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Environmental impacts of renewable energy

Rosnazri Ali
Tunku Muhammad Nizar Tunku Mansur
Nor Hanisah Baharudin
Syed Idris Syed Hassan    School of Electrical System Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Arau, Perlis, Malaysia

Abstract

The chapter focuses on the environmental concerns of fossil fuel, hydroelectric, nuclear power plants as well as renewable energy generations. The environmental concerns of fossil fuel consumption have shown significant detrimental impacts emitting large amount of greenhouse gases that caused global warming. With regard to it and energy security issues, nuclear energy is considered clean and reliable energy source to some extent. However the disastrous environmental impacts since Fukushima Daiichi 2011 ...

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