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Revitalizing our earth: unleashing the power of green energy in soil remediation for a sustainable future

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This study investigates the feasibility of using renewable energy sources in soil remediation to advance green recovery in a way that is both sustainable and kind to the environment. The report stresses the need to reduce the adverse effects of soil pollution in China and foster economic recovery. This study aims to determine how green energy may be most effectively used in soil remediation operations. Using renewable energy sources to power remediation procedures and phytoremediation is presented in this research as two ways to achieve green recovery in soil remediation. The analysis in this work employs the unit root, auto-regressive distributive lag (ARDL), and vector error correction model (VECM) methods. Based on our research, we know that using renewable energy sources like solar, wind, and geothermal power may significantly lessen the environmental impact of soil remediation while simultaneously advancing the cause of sustainability. Phytoremediation is a low-cost, environmentally friendly option that utilizes plants to degrade and remove soil pollutants. The study’s findings also stressed the need to consider various remediation strategies’ advantages and disadvantages. The study’s findings also exposed the potential advantages and disadvantages of phytoremediation, as was the method’s viability for use in extensive soil remediation initiatives. The report concludes by emphasizing the need to assess soil remediation and green recovery’s more enormous social and environmental implications. We can build a more sustainable future, encourage economic recovery, and combat environmental degradation using renewable energy sources and cutting-edge remediation techniques. The article suggests doing more studies to learn more about the pros and downsides of combining soil remediation and green recovery initiatives.

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Li, K., Yao, H. Revitalizing our earth: unleashing the power of green energy in soil remediation for a sustainable future. Environ Sci Pollut Res 30, 109007–109020 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-023-29672-6

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