contaminante (fuente de energía)

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by reginaphalangue, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. reginaphalangue Senior Member

    Spain-Spanish & Galician
    Hola a todos:

    A ver si alguien puede ayudarme.

    No logro saber cuál es el término en inglés para referirse a las fuentes de ernegía renovables contaminantes.

    Sí sé que se refieren a las limpias o no contaminantes como "clean, green or non-polluting energy sources", pero no he encontrado el término "polluting" para hacer referencia a las contaminantes.

    Muchísimas gracias de antemano
  2. ordira

    ordira Senior Member

    En el Valle de las Fortalezas
    Mexico - Spanish, English, Albures
    I found this:

    Polluting energy sources: Energy Sources with Pollution Consequences
    Coal, nuclear, oil, natural gas, and large hydropower facilities generate about 99% of our ever growing use of electric power in the U.S. today. Many of these sources of energy are much more expensive than we realize. If our monthly energy bill included all of the hidden costs that we really pay including damage to the environment and our health, security risks, and long-term storage costs, we would quickly rule that the true price of using these fuels is much too high. With higher health insurance premiums and defense expenditures, and with the depletion of natural resources that aren't renewable, we have already been paying the price for too long. More and more evidence is mounting that we can no longer afford the expensive consequences of continuing to use these polluting sources. Rather, we can chose to power our lives with renewable energy sources that are truly sustainable and cost effective.

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