Darin Pastor, CEO of Capstone Affluent Strategies headquartered in East Amherst, New York, has more than 20 years of experience in business management and financial services. Expanding on that knowledge base, Darin Pastor has a vision of creating the first emission-free agricultural manufacturing facility, fueling a discussion about the benefits of renewable and clean alternative energy sources. The following are three benefits relating to our climate, health, and economy.
1. A lowered effect on global warming: Overall, renewable energy sources have very little impact on emissions, compared to electricity production, accounting for over one-third of United States global warming emissions. Wind and solar power can be stored in batteries, and used like any other electricity source without the waste.
2. It is better for public health: Using energy sources besides fossil fuels, such as solar and hydroelectric power, lowers the risk of breathing problems, heart attacks and cancer, which are conditions sometimes attributed to coal and natural gas. Wind and solar energy also have no impact on water sources.
3. It creates jobs and fuels the economy: Renewable energy is a labor-intensive industry, while fossil fuel is often mechanized. The Union of Concerned Scientists postulated that a 25 percent increase in renewable energy would create three times as many jobs as the fossil fuel industry, bringing the number to around 202,000 new jobs.