Any industrial installation, including solar and wind farms, profoundly disrupts the landscape on which it sits. If it were possible to fully satisfy the bloated energy appetites of affluent nation by covering hundreds of millions or billions of acres of the Earth’s surface with power-harvesting hardware, the result would be irreparable ecological damage.
Meanwhile, the manufacturing booms to supply such a sprawling proliferation of solar arrays, wind power plants, battery-backed electric grids, electric-vehicle fleets, and other hardware would require outrageously large inputs of metals such as lithium, cobalt, silver, copper, aluminum, nickel, iron, and a host of exotic rare earth elements.
Posted by: Endur-Bro
That's the thing; it isn't the gübermints duty to carry on the economy. Which is also how we've gotten to where we are: printing money, corporate bailouts etc. The "Free market" is supposed to operate an economy.
Seriously? So full on Milton Friedman savagery?
On this 9-11, where, where oh where is our Pinochet?