March 23, 2011

The truth about "green energy"

Some people drone on endlessly about the magical wonders of green energy. It is unreliable, expensive and doesn't scale. On top of all that you have this:

The reality is that, as Britain flaunts its environmental credentials by speckling its coastlines and unspoiled moors and mountains with thousands of wind turbines, it is contributing to a vast man-made lake of poison in northern China. This is the deadly and sinister side of the massively profitable rare-earths industry that the ‘green’ companies profiting from the demand for wind turbines would prefer you knew nothing about.

..."This toxic lake poisons Chinese farmers, their children and their land. It is what's left behind after making the magnets for Britain's latest wind turbines...

So even now when it's more expensive and being made on the cheap in China with what appears to be total disregard for safety and environmental legislation. It seems to me that supporting this industry is promoting that behavior. Either that or they have to demand it is made some place with strict environmental laws which would inevitably drive up the cost far beyond any other available power source.

Which will it be? You can't have it both ways. You cannot have "cheap" green energy and have strong environmental laws where the equipment is made.

Posted by Duffy at March 23, 2011 03:40 PM | TrackBack

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I had no idea manufacturing wind turbines was having this effect. There has to be a better way. Thanks for posting the story.

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