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The Flip Side of Solar Farms

At the COP28 climate conference in Dubai in 2023, a commitment was made to phase out fossil fuels by the middle of this century. To meet the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement— keeping global warming below 2°C and preferably 1.5°C—renewable energy capacity needs to triple by 2030. Solar energy is one of the major sources that must be expanded. But while its benefits are undeniable, all human activities have environmental impacts that need to be studied and minimised, including solar power.

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