Saving the planet created another problem for the planet.
Wind and solar acolytes show their true colours when it comes to the toxic waste legacy being generated by wind turbines and solar panels. In a case of out of sight, out of mind, the fact that thousands of wind turbine blades are already being dumped in landfills and millions of solar panels are headed in the same direction, doesn’t appear to trouble them at all.
Although, it must be said, a few more thoughtful souls are becoming slightly troubled, if not embarrassed, about the environmental cost attached to their beloved energy sources.
And so they should be.
The millions of solar panels already being dumped in landfills are a veritable toxic cocktail of gallium arsenide, tellurium, silver, crystalline silicon, lead, cadmium and other heavy metals. And thousands of 45-70m blades (weighing between 10 to 25 tonnes) are being ground up and mixed with concrete used in the bases of…
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