Is renewable energy a major threat to land conservation?



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    Not really. Not many renewable energy companies are cutting down trees or preventing farmers from farming, that would not really be good press for these companies and would tend to go against their general mission statements of making money by creating energy in an environmentally friendly way. Solar fields and wind power are generally harnessed on already unused lands. If anything, switching to renewable energy would probably lead to more land conservation as land that might have been drilled on for oil would be left untouched and alive.

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    Renewable energy sources can also be integrated in land spaces that are already being used for something else. For example, one can put wind turbines on a cattle ranch or solar panels on a building roof. Also, wind turbines can be located off shore in ocean locations where they are out of the way, but still harnessing the electricity generated from strong off shore winds. 

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