Conventional electricity production has the potential to be harmful to water quality through a variety of processes. Thermal pollution (when heated water is released into aquatic systems) and chemical pollution (chemically altered water from cleaning solutions, coal leaching, etc.) are two possible types of pollution from electric generation plants. Click here for more information.
WHAT CAN WE DO?
Investing in renewable energy resources is one way to combat pollution from conventional energy production. Wind and Solar Power generate electricity without any waste or altered water flowing into our streams and creeks.
As a Philadelphia resident you can lease Solar Panels for no upfront cost from companies like Urban Eco Electric. Or, you can install your own solar panels. They can be purchased at a varietyof retailers.