Browsing All posts tagged under »Toxic Waste Disposal«

Solar Panels Generate Mountains Of Waste – And Heat The Planet

September 19, 2020 by

2

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 […]

How Do You Throw Away A Dead Wind Turbine?

September 17, 2019 by

10

By Duggan Flanakin ~ Contrary to popular opinion, the life cycle of a modern wind turbine is no more than 20 to 25 years. Since turbine blades cannot be burned and are not recyclable, the recommended option is landfill disposal. But not every landfill can even accept these massive structures, even after they are broken into […]

The Solar Panel Toxic Waste Problem

September 16, 2019 by

10

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 […]