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U.S. Solar Industry Itching To Import Chinese Panels

January 5, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ The chief beneficiary of the incoming Biden administration’s climate agenda will be none other than the People’s Republic of China, the same outfit that brought the world COVID-19. Purveyors of renewable energy are eager to take advantage of Biden’s pledge to move the U.S. from fossil fuels to renewable energy […]

Solar Panels Generate Mountains Of Waste – And Heat The Planet

September 19, 2020 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ The problem of solar panel waste is now becoming evident. As environmental journalist Emily Folk admits in Renewable Energy Magazine, “when talking about renewable energy, the topic of waste does not often appear.” She attributes this to the supposed “pressures of climate change” and alleged “urgency to find alternative energy sources,” saying […]

Reuse, Recycle, Or Just Reduce Solar Panel Waste?

August 30, 2020 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ Is solar power truly Green? This question is important, because in today’s world, that which is Green is favored even if it is more expensive and less reliable. We have been taught that solar is Green. But does it pass the Three R’s Test that for 50 years has been the Green […]

The Green New Deal’s Solar Absurdity

October 24, 2019 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Those who support the Green New Deal (GND) want what they claim to be the only real solution to the global warming problem which is solar power, and other so-called renewables to save our planet from the ravages of fossil fuel. They insist our dependance on fossil fuels can be […]

The Solar Panel Toxic Waste Problem

September 16, 2019 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ For decades, the solar industry benefited from generous federal, state, and local subsidies to increase its footprint. Yet these generous subsidies ignore the costs of disposal of solar panel waste. Things may be changing. In May 2018, Michael Shellenberger, a Time Magazine “Hero of the Environment” and Green Book Award Winner, wrote […]

Texas College Nixes Sweetheart Deal For Solar Array Developer

June 4, 2019 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ The higher-ups at Clean Vision Solar, LLC thought they had it all figured out. Dangle a $120 million solar array project on 2,241 acres of land about 60 miles south of Dallas, Texas, and the local college would be delighted to fork over juicy tax abatements to please the company’s […]

How Environmental Groups Are Responding To Trump’s ‘Solar Wall’ Pitch

June 26, 2017 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ President Donald Trump’s idea of putting solar panels on his long-promised border wall hasn’t gained a lot of support among top environmental lobbying groups—even though the organizations have long backed solar power as a key renewable energy. “The problem with talking about solar panels on Trump’s border wall is that it’s […]

Parasitic Power: Solar Energy’s Five Fatal Flaws

August 23, 2014 by

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By Viv Forbes ~ The sun is the most important energy source on Earth. It provides our daily warmth and light and the rotation and orbit of the earth turn its steady output into fluctuating day and night, summer and winter. Solar energy powers the growth of all trees, grasses, herbs, crops and algae; it […]