If You Want ‘Renewable Energy,’ Get Ready to Dig – WSJ

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

Renewable Energy Needs Huge Mineral Supply

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

Big Wind’s Dirty Little Secret: Toxic Lakes and Radioactive Waste

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

Renewable Energy Needs Huge Mineral Supply

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 A Major Environmental Concern

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