This page contains links to the articles explaining the dark side of “clean” energy.
If you are more interested in a video that addresses the point of this page there is an option. Ron Clutz at Science Matters provides a post with a link and excerpted transcript to a video prepared by Deutsche Welle News, the German international broadcaster. He explains:
The theme is described by adding a bit to the title: The Price of Green Energy Will Destroy Us. The message is not about the exorbitant expense so much as the destruction of the world’s environment in order to save it. The imagery in the video is compelling.
The Real Climate Crisis is the ecological destruction and human death tolls of the green energy transition.
Rare Earth Metals
- French journalist and documentary filmmaker Guillaume Pitron has been following the global trade in rare earth metals. Unfortunately, mining these materials come with heavy environmental and social costs. Mining generates massive amounts of polluted wastewater, which left untreated, poisons crops and makes people sick. Guillaume documents these issues in his 2018 book “Rare Metals War’. Recently his work was summarized in the article “Toxic secrets behind your mobile phone: Electric cars, wind turbines and solar panels… how our so-called green world depends on the mining of rare metals which is a filthy, amoral industry totally dominated by China”.
- Mines, Minerals, and “Green” Energy: A Reality Check Consideration of the broad environmental and supply-chain implications of renewable energy have not been discussed.
- Lithium mining environmental impacts lithium extraction inevitably harms the soil and causes air contamination.
- The EIA special report, The Role of Critical Minerals in Clean Energy Transitions, is the most comprehensive global study to date on the central importance of minerals such as copper, lithium, nickel, cobalt and rare earth elements in a secure and rapid transformation of the global energy sector.
Environmentalism Has Lost Its Way “Driven by climate madness, the environmental movement has become the greatest advocate of destructive industrial development in history.”
- Wind turbines cannot be recycled
- The electronic waste we create is already a devastating problem for landfills outside Accra (Ghana), Nairobi (Kenya) and Mombasa (Kenya).
- Harvard Business Review: Solar, Wind, Battery Trash Wave Ahead (negative externalities from government subsidies)
Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York
- ‘A Trash Heap for Our Children’: How Norilsk, in the Russian Arctic, Became One of the Most Polluted Places on Earth