This is a great article that points out the downsides of renewables, and how we are trading one problem for another. The Limits of Clean Energy If the world isn’t careful, renewable energy could become as destructive as fossil fuels. SEPTEMBER 6, 2019 | JASON HICKEL | foreignpolicy.com The conversation about climate change has been … Continue reading The Limits of Clean Energy.
If You Want ‘Renewable Energy,’ Get Ready to Dig Aug. 5, 2019 | Mark P. Mills | The Wall Street Journal Building one wind turbine requires 900 tons of steel, 2,500 tons of concrete and 45 tons of plastic. Powering society entirely with wind and solar farms combined with massive batteries . . . would require … Continue reading If You Want ‘Renewable Energy,’ Get Ready to Dig – WSJ
The amount of land required to power Houston for various energy sources. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJu0EJu3U4U&feature=youtu.be&t=508
Renewable Energy Needs Huge Mineral Supply November 2nd, 2013 | Tim Radford, Climate News Network | Climate Central LONDON – Humankind could be about to exchange one kind of energy crisis for another. The switch from the finite store of fossil fuels to renewable sources could involve a huge additional demand for the world’s equally finite … Continue reading Renewable Energy Needs Huge Mineral Supply
Millions of pounds of rare earth minerals are used and millions of pounds of radioactive waste are created to make wind turbines. OCTOBER 23, 2013 | IER Policy Associates Travis Fisher and Alex Fitzsimmons | The Institute for Energy Research (IER) The wind industry promotes itself as better for the environment than traditional energy sources … Continue reading Big Wind’s Dirty Little Secret: Toxic Lakes and Radioactive Waste
November 2nd, 2013 | Tim Radford |Climate News Network LONDON – Humankind could be about to exchange one kind of energy crisis for another. The switch from the finite store of fossil fuels to renewable sources could involve a huge additional demand for the world’s equally finite store of metals and minerals. Three French CRNS scientists … Continue reading Renewable Energy Needs Huge Mineral Supply
DISPOSAL OF WIND TURBINES PROVING TO BE A MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN 07/15/2018 Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator Thousands of aging wind turbines will eventually need to be decommissioned, but the disposal of this “green” technology could prove to be a dirty job for environmental regulators. Besides a host of problems that occur during a wind turbine’s … Continue reading Disposal Of Wind Turbines A Major Environmental Concern