"The dark side of ‘green energy’ and its threat to the nation’s environment." Interesting read.
Very interesting read and gets you to really think of where we are going.
Are you ready to believe everything posted on the internet? We have never heard of this organization and have no idea whether any of these statements are true. These are obviously talking points for people with some kind of agenda, and we do not know what their agenda is.
I'd think reducing overall temperature and CO2 levels is more important...
In other words, I believe it's time to reduce our carbon footprint...
I could be wrong.... But let's try it... if it's not the issue in a couple years.... We can always go back!!!
Welcome to the wind turbine graveyard. It stretches a hundred metres from a bend in the North Platte River in Casper, Wyoming.
Between last September and this March, it will become the final resting place for 1,000 fibreglass turbine blades.
These blades, which have reached the end of their 25-year working lives, come from three wind farms in the north-western US state. Each will be cut into three, then the pieces will be stacked and buried.
Turbines from the first great 1990s wave of wind power are reaching the end of their life expectancy today. About two gigawatts worth of turbines will be refitted in 2019 and 2020. And disposing of them in an environmentally-friendly way is a growing problem.
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Out of curiosity, how much heat is reflected back into the atmosphere with solar panels.. ???
Two or three years ago I was on a tour of a windmill in the Colorado plains. I asked if the blades were grounded. I was told that the copper ground wire in each blade was about the diameter of my wrist (2.5"?). That sounds like a good motivator to recycle for an opportunity to extract the wire.
Somewhere in W. Texas, in the largest wind-field I ever saw, I did see a pile of blades waiting for recycling.
...if the country goes totally electric; vehicles, that is. How are we supposed to charge said vehicles? If you own a Tesla, you may get 350-400 miles on it. But if you own a Chevy Bolt, you only get 240 or so miles per charge. So? Say that you decide to take a trip to Montana. I don't think that there are going to be a lot of charging stations in Montana. At least not the part of Montana that I have seen. There are areas out there where even Verizon doesn't reach. So you are driving along and your battery conks out. What do you do? Just walk away and let your car sit there and turn into a rust heap. I really don't think that the people working on this are the sharpest tacks in the tool box. It's like this Covid vaccine fiasco. Last week my wife went to her doc for her yearly check-up. He started talking about how it is hard for him to receive the vaccine. My wife told him about an idea that I had about getting the vaccine to family doctors and specialists that see patients on a regular basis. They could in turn notify their patients, have them come in and get their vaccine. He said that was a great idea. You could have everyone vaccinated within a few months doing it that way. I am not that intelligent but I do have some common sense. Seems that most of the people that we depend upon for guidance are dumber than rocks in a box. Democrats or Republicans. It doesn't matter. Enough said!
Limiting myself to just a couple of points:
How many doctor’s offices have refrigerators that can maintain -80°C?
If you did a search on charging locations I’d bet you would be surprised. They aren’t ubiquitous yet, but close. Try a search on “montana tesla chargers” in Google Maps. 31 results and remember these are Tesla only and all EVs can use lower power chargers.
On a controversial note, I believe that EVs are an interim solution. In 10 to 20 years we will be converting to hydrogen vehicles.
Moderna Vaccine vials may be stored in the refrigerator between 2°C and 8°C (36°F and 46°F) for up to 30 days before vials are punctured. After 30 days, remove any remaining vials from the refrigerator and discard following manufacturer and jurisdiction guidance on proper disposal. Thawed vaccine cannot be refrozen.
Johnson & Johnson is still proving itself but if it does ...
Unlike the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which each require two shots delivered weeks apart and must be stored in freezers, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a single shot that remains stable in a refrigerator for months.
Sounds like J&J would be more like the annual flu shot in the type of care required and could be shipped to your family doctors office for distribution.
Deseret News is an established newspaper out of Salt Lake City. As you might guess, that means it's owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, aka the LDS church. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deseret_News
(They prefer not to be referred to as "the Mormon church" now. In fact they prefer the full name to even "LDS church." Ah well. The full name is long and hard for most people to remember accurately.)
The article does make some valid points, and they're not new, that we are to a fair extent unable to process and recycle worn-out batteries and solar panels and much of this material gets landfilled where it can cause problems. However I would not leap from acknowledging that problem to say that means we need to abandon green technology and stick to fossil fuels because green technology is the greater environmental threat. Uh no IMO.
I'd rather see us pump money into solving problems with green technology as opposed to providing government subsidy for fossil fuels at this point. I doubt the newspaper would agree with that position. The LDS church is most likely invested more in the fossil fuel sector than the green sector of the economy.
Your Mileage May Vary.
Even the sun has it's own consequences, and that's as green as it gets!
You aren't kidding! https://www.sciencealert.com/this-solar-plant-accidentally-i...
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