About Brian Rutledge, Contributor to “Renewable Energy Facts and Fantasies” from the Audubon Society

Brian Rutledge contributed to the book’s chapter called “Renewables and Environmental Stewardship – Thinking Through All the Implications.” His major point is that we want renewables, but they come at a cost – and part of that cost, ironically, is ecological. I.e., renewable energy has numerous obvious advantages over burning coal and other traditional power sources. Yet each of the various clean energy technologies is accompanied by a certain environmental impact, all of which need to be understood clearly.

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