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Monday, November 28, 2011

The Myths Of Renewable Energy



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http://thebulletin.org/web-edition/columnists/dawn-stover/the-myth-of-renewable-energy

In this article from Dawn Stover at The Bulletin, she discusses the common misconceptions that renewable energy is really renewable … due to waste and environmental damage to create and dispose of the products  such as nuclear, solar, wind, and fragging for natural gas.

From the article:
Solar power. While sunlight is renewable -- for at least another four billion years -- photovoltaic panels are not. Nor is desert groundwater, used in steam turbines at some solar-thermal installations. Even after being redesigned to use air-cooled condensers that will reduce its water consumption by 90 percent, California's Blythe Solar Power Project, which will be the world's largest when it opens in 2013, will require an estimated 600 acre-feet of groundwater annually for washing mirrors, replenishing feedwater, and cooling auxiliary equipment.

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