Awhile back I warned of the environmental dangers associated with the building of wind technology and solar panels. I warned that these technologies are not green, and they are not clean. I lamented that these energy technologies require metals such as copper, lead, nickel, cadmium, lithium, zing, copper, lead and rare earth metals. The danger of course is that mining exposes the upturned earth to rain. Rain, being very clean water dissolves metals and leaches them into our soils and water supplies.
Well, lo and behold, the US department of labor has reported that since October the US has added 47,000 mining jobs.I guess ol’ Tommy V knows a little something about science, eh?
The hardest thing to illuminate when speaking about energy is that there is no such thing as clean energy. In general, the waste products generated in making 1 watt of energy are equal in toxic impact, regardless of which technology you employ.