Renewables

What Is Renewable Energy?

Renewable energy, often referred to as clean energy, comes from natural sources or processes that are constantly replenished. For example, sunlight or wind keep shining and blowing, even if their availability depends on time and weather.

While renewable energy is often thought of as a new technology, harnessing nature’s power has long been used for heating, transportation, lighting, and more. Wind has powered boats to sail the seas and windmills to grind grain. The sun has provided warmth during the day and helped kindle fires to last into the evening.

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 Do solar panels produce toxic waste?

Solar panels are manufactured using hazardous materials, such as sulfuric acid and phosphine gas, which make them difficult to recycle. ... According to an analysis by Environmental Progress, solar panels create about 300 times more toxic waste per unit of electricity generated than nuclear power plants.Aug 15, 2017

(https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/uncategorized/will-solar-power-fault-next-environmental-crisis/)

Toxic Chemicals in Solar Panels

  • Cadmium Telluride. Cadmium telluride (CT) is a highly toxic chemical that is part of solar panels. ...
  • Copper Indium Selenide. ...
  • Cadmium Indium Gallium (Di)selenide. ...
  • Silicon Tetrachloride.

(https://sciencing.com/toxic-chemicals-solar-panels-18393.html)

 

EVEN WORSE, ITS GROWING PROBLEMS WITH WIND AND SOLAR SPELL TROUBLE ALL OVER THE GLOBE

by Oddvar Lundseng, Hans Johnsen and Stein Bergsmark, ©2018

(Dec. 20, 2018) — More people are finally beginning to realize that supplying the world with sufficient, stable energy solely from sun and wind power will be impossible.

Germany took on that challenge, to show the world how to build a society based entirely on “green, renewable” energy. It has now hit a brick wall. Despite huge investments in wind, solar and biofuel energy production capacity, Germany has not reduced CO2 emissions over the last ten years. However, during the same period, its electricity prices have risen dramatically, significantly impacting factories, employment and poor families.

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