Re: Brown-John: Who will pay the bill when renewable energy becomes old?, guest column by Lloyd Brown-John, Jan. 14
In regards to the environmental impact and financial costs of creating energy, I agree the total life of the equipment needs to be considered.
This includes the environmental and financial costs of manufacturing, costs of maintenance, fuel costs and the costs of dismantling, recycling and disposal at the end of life.
These costs need to include the effects of greenhouse gas emissions, air and water pollution, as well as financial costs.
Air pollution affects health and the additional costs of air pollution’s effect on our health and the additional costs need to be considered. Greenhouse gases increase climate change and this could add to the costs incurred to reduce the effects of that.
Our aim as a society should be to reduce energy consumption as much as possible. Where energy is required it should be from renewable sources.
It is in all our best interests to be environmentally responsible.
Raymond Shaw, Windsor
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