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In China, the true cost of Britain's clean, green wind power experiment: Pollution
The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 1/29/11 | SIMON PARRY in China and ED DOUGLAS in Scotland

Posted on 01/31/2011 9:08:49 AM PST by ruralvoter

On the outskirts of one of China’s most polluted cities, an old farmer stares despairingly out across an immense lake of bubbling toxic waste covered in black dust. He remembers it as fields of wheat and corn. (snip) Vast fortunes are being amassed here in Inner Mongolia; the region has more than 90 per cent of the world’s legal reserves of rare earth metals, and specifically neodymium, the element needed to make the magnets in the most striking of green energy producers, wind turbines.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: britain; china; energy; greenenergy; mongolia; neodymium; pollution; rareearthmetals; solar; uk; wind

1 posted on 01/31/2011 9:08:56 AM PST by ruralvoter
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To: ruralvoter
"Nothing gets clean without making something else dirty." From an old "Murphy's Law" poster.
2 posted on 01/31/2011 9:14:11 AM PST by fella (.He that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough." Pv.28:19')
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To: fella
And the Second Law of Thermodynamics.

Nuclear power still seems to be the best energy source we have ever developed but we are to ignorant to use it.

3 posted on 01/31/2011 9:34:40 AM PST by Aevery_Freeman (Fear God and Government - especially when one tries to become the other!)
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To: ruralvoter

lolz. Have you seen the satellite pictures of that giant pollution cloud out of China spanning the Pacific and infesting California? Yea, Europe’s green is California’s black lung epidemic. Good to know how the enviro-wacko’s are healing the planet.

The NappyOne


4 posted on 01/31/2011 9:37:06 AM PST by NappyOne
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To: Aevery_Freeman

The way it was taught in my Thermodynamics class was:
1. You can’t win.
2. You can’t break even.
3. And, you can’t get out of the game.


5 posted on 01/31/2011 10:12:24 AM PST by jim_trent
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To: jim_trent
I hadn't heard that interpretation of the third law - kind of a "Welcome back my friends to the show (game) that never ends" twist.

I've never heard a quip about the zeroth law either, have you?

6 posted on 01/31/2011 10:35:28 AM PST by Aevery_Freeman (Fear God and Government - especially when one tries to become the other!)
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To: Aevery_Freeman
Nuclear power still seems to be the best energy source we have ever developed but we are to ignorant to use it.

Humans are too ignorant, and too evil. Add in Equal Employment Opportunity laws and we are better off going with clean coal.

7 posted on 01/31/2011 11:06:09 AM PST by Reeses
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To: Aevery_Freeman

> “I’ve never heard a quip about the zeroth law either, have you?”

No. Afraid not.


8 posted on 01/31/2011 5:53:29 PM PST by jim_trent
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