Paul Driessen, senior policy advisor for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow: Imagine what our planet would look like, if we had to replace relatively few fossil, nuclear and hydroelectric power plants with millions of wind turbines, billions of solar panels and billions of backup batteries, sprawling across hundreds of millions of acres. We would have to open or expand thousands of mines, to provide the metals and minerals required to manufacture all that pseudo-renewable energy. Fake news and science – masquerading as journalism and science – does immense harm to energy policies, disease prevention, education for all ages, and the health and living standards that all humans deserve.
(Heartland Institute, CFACT, Paul Driessen) USofA - Renewable energy mining harmful for humans and environment05.Apr.2020
Paul Driessen, senior policy advisor for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow and The Heartland Institute: Wind and sunshine are clean and renewable very dilute energy sources. Their mining operations are anything but clean, "green," renewable, sustainable, or ethical.
Eric Lubin, Erquy, France. Strategist for resolving world conflicts over ideologies and resources. See his Facebook page: During construction of 8.000 wind turbines in France, health budget suffered 8 billion credits deleted, 100.000 beds closed, 95 emergency services eliminated, half of the maternity leave in France. The comparison is unbearable. After three years of serious health crisis and now the fatal coronavirus, it is the budget choice of the state that is sick: only 25 % of wind turbines cost as much as the upgrade of our entire health system, estimated at 30 billion minimum. France has swallowed 120 billion in a gadget solution that claimed to replace nuclear with wind turbines.
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