Den beskidte sandhed om den ‘grønne omstilling’

Mining the Planet to Death

The Dirty Truth About Clean Technologies

There’s a dirty secret hidden in every wind turbine. They may convert moving air cleanly and efficiently into electricity, but few know much about what they are made of. Much of the material inside wind turbines are the product of brutal encroachments on our natural world.

Each unit requires cement, sand, steel, zinc and aluminum. And tons of copper: for the generator, for the gearbox, for the transformer station and for the endless strands of cable. Around 67 tons of copper can be found in a medium-sized offshore turbine. To extract this amount of copper, miners have to move almost 50,000 tons of earth and rock, around five times the weight of the Eiffel Tower. The ore is shredded, ground, watered and leached. The bottom line: a lot of nature destroyed for a little bit of green power.

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Many don’t realize how extremely polluting the production of raw materials from which climate technologies are manufactured really is. Who knew, for example, that 77 tons of carbon dioxide are emitted during the manufacture of one ton of neodymium, a rare earth metal that is used in wind turbines? By comparison: Even the production of a ton of steel only emits around 1.9 tons of CO2.

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In a solar park measuring 1,000 by 1,000 meters, there are fully 11 tons of silver. A single Tesla Model S contains as much lithium as around 10,000 mobile phones. An electric car requires six times as many critical raw materials as a combustion engine – mainly copper, graphite, cobalt and nickel for the battery system. An onshore wind turbine contains around nine times as many of these substances as a gas-fired power plant of comparable capacity.

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According to calculations by the International Energy Agency (IEA), global demand for critical raw materials will quadruple by 2040 – in the case of lithium, demand is expected to be as high as 42 times greater. According to IEA head Fatih Birol, these materials are becoming “essential components of a future clean global energy system.”

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mining is becoming more and more expensive, and ore quality and raw material content are declining. As the tight supply meets surging demand, prices are skyrocketing. Within 12 months, important metals have become massively more expensive: The price of nickel has risen by 26 percent, copper by 43 percent and aluminum by 56 percent. The price of lithium carbonate has roughly tripled in a year to more than $20,000 per ton. At the same time, stocks of metal in warehouses around the world are plummeting.

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The mining industry even describes itself as being a “dirty, dusty, dangerous” business. No other industry is as destructive to the environment. The operations often leave behind a lunar landscape, in addition to basins full of contaminated sludge, so-called tailings, in which the residues of the processing are collected. Around 32,000 of these toxic lakes are located around the world. In January 2019, a dam located near an iron ore mine in Brazil burst and created a mudslide that poured into the valley and killed more than 270 people.

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  1. Problemerne med at skaffe byerne især og land nødvendig energi i form af elektricitet, er over 100 år gamle. De er velkendte og sjovt nok fuldstændig de samme nu som dengang. I starten (slutningen af 1800’tallet) skulle man kun bruge strøm til belysning, men det var særdeles kostbart, da man brugte jævnstrøm, der indebar at elværkerne skulle være tæt på forbrugerne. Så kom den grådige Thomas Alva Eddison op at slås med en af sine ansatte, den gale opfinder Nikola Tesla, der havde opfundet vekselstrømmen til energitransport, da den kunne transformeres op og ned efter behov. Og det lukkede for Eddisons jævnstrøm, for hans osende kulkraftværker og behovet for bjerge af kobber til tykke ledninger.

    Nu er tiden så gået, al energien skal komme fra stikkontakterne, og da den skal hentes ud af vind og sol, skal den transporteres over meget lange afstande. Millioner af kilometer jorden over er forbundet af tykke højspændingsledninger fra vindfarme og solpaneler. Ikke kun er disse energikilder meget usikre, men også aldeles utilstrækkelige, og det vil de være til evig tid, men vi skal selvfølgelig opleve katastrofer, før vi vågner.

    Men så er det, at vi kan cirkle tilbage – en 120 år, og igen producere energien lige henne om gadehjørnet, eller lige i byens udkant. Til det kan vi bruge små a-kraftværker af smeltet salt type. De vil kunne indrettes til at brænde næsten alt muligt: Uran, thorium, gammelt affald osv.. Og de er helt sikre og meget effektive. Så en god fremtid kunne baseres på kul og olie til transport og andet, og a-kraft til opvarmning, lys, produktion og andet stationært.

    Den udsigt skræmmer dagslyset ud af magtgale socialister. Bare tanken om, at der er energi nok – billig energi. Føj for den lede, så bare her for et par dage siden var der en kronik i JydePotten, om hvor umulig a-kraft vil være. Farlig og alt mulig. Kroniklken var skrevet af en stribe af de sædvanlige grøntsagsædere.

    Men a-kraften kommer. Bill Gates, Claus Schwab og resten af de ophøjede vil nemlig ikke fryse.

    • Bill Gates, Claus Schwab og resten af de ‘ophøjede’ kommer ikke til at fryse. Deres yderst veldimensionerede dommedagsbunkere verden over har allerede a-kraft installeret.
      Når de har kørt lande i sænk og skabt civil uro/kaos overalt – så kan vi finde dem der.
      https://youtu.be/TX1sRxCrduA

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