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Senior Contributor

What the right knows and the left doesn't care

http://www.thegwpf.com/if-you-want-renewable-energy-get-ready-to-dig/

 

" solar goals for 2050 consistent with the Paris Accords will result in old-panel disposal constituting more than double the tonnage of all today’s global plastic waste. "

 

"one wind turbine requires 900 tons of steel, 2,500 tons of concrete and 45 tons of nonrecyclable plastic"

 

"Dutch government-sponsored study concluded that the Netherlands’ green ambitions alone would consume a major share of global minerals"

 China controls 90% of cobalt refining.

 

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Senior Contributor

Re: What the right knows and the left doesn't care

So a Dutch study calculated the weights in lbs?

And they worked out to even tons...............hmmmm

Do you suppose we should double check that internet information since Holland has used the metric system and therefore tonnes for many years.

Senior Contributor

Re: What the right knows and the left doesn't care

Can't we just put unicorns on treadmills?

Senior Contributor

Re: What the right knows and the left doesn't care

The information originated from the Wall Street Journal.

Some people are enlightened about who their target audience is and accordingly use language relevant to that group.  You being rather provincial assume that the world uses metric and evidently assume that nobody would round a metric number to be more relate-able.

Do leftist just naturally ignore reality or is there a class?  

Advisor

Re: What the right knows and the left doesn't care

Went to WSJ and read it there. And a couple of hundred comments.

What Tony Blair’s hawkish advisors told him in 2002 came to mind. “The facts are being fixed to fit the policy.”.

Senior Advisor

Re: What the right knows and the left doesn't care

About  as   intelligent  as   an  I C E  Raid   on  working  folks  in  a  packing  house  -  really   cures   the  problem  of  M S  13  some  folks  are  so  concerned  about  -   RIGHT  -  ? 

Maybe   a  needed   waLL   in   Mississippi  ALSO  -  RIGHT  ?  

Senior Contributor

Re: What the right knows and the left doesn't care

So you admit the numbers are not accurate since they 'rounded them to be relate-able'.

 

BTW do you understand how many countries do not use the SI system of measure?

https://www.zmescience.com/other/map-of-countries-officially-not-using-the-metric-system/

and you should also know that the US military uses metric system too so maybe that map should have a little change in colour.

Senior Advisor

Re: What the right knows and the left doesn't care

900 tons of steel in a pipeline-jobs, jobs, jobs.

900 tons in a windmill- worse thing ever.

a good measure is energy break even 

. A   modern 2 MW unit breaks even at 2-4 months and has a 20-25 year life expectancy.

 

Senior Advisor

Re: What the right knows and the left doesn't care

New US wind turbines have a workaround for REMs

exceptioalism, ya know.

Senior Contributor

Re: What the right knows and the left doesn't care

not to mention the cancer causing properties of windmills from their noise........