Can renewable energy systems cause conflict?

| January 19, 2018

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The literature on energy conflicts mainly addresses non-renewable resources such as oil and natural gas. This is no great surprise, as fossil fuels currently occupy a substantially larger share of the global energy mix. However, with climate change mitigation policies favouring renewable energy and efficiency improvements, this situation is likely to change.

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Altitec is a respected global specialist in wind turbine rotor blade access, inspection and repair, an industry-certified training provider, and an exclusive distributor and service partner for market-leading vertical access systems. With a 20-year track record supporting firms in the energy, construction and emergency services sectors, we have developed into a one-stop shop, not only for high-quality, efficient maintenance services, conducted at height, but also for the technology and training that makes this essential work possible.

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