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Dirty Business: China's Dominant Coal-Fired Solar Panel Industry Belches More Net Carbon Than Oil or Gas

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The CCP is playing the West, and particularly the Biden-Harris Junta, for fools (not that that isn't easy to do to the Junta).



The Biden administration has approved a massive solar power project in California that will produce enough power to electrify 90,000 homes. That’s the good news. The bad news is that producing the solar panels in China using coal-fired electrical power plants to generate electricity will produce almost as much CO2 as the fossil fuel plants the solar power is supposed to replace.






Manufacturing solar panels is a dirty business. Starting with the raw mineral quartz, the refining process produces the highly toxic substance, silicon tetrachloride, that some manufacturers simply end up dumping. Huge amounts of power and heat must be used to manufacture the photovoltaic cells.


Since most solar cells in the west are manufactured in China, that heat and power are generated by coal-fired electricity. Maybe someone should ask why we’re buying solar cells to save the planet from carbon pollution when the process of making them not only poisons the earth but dumps as much carbon into the atmosphere as energy produced solely by fossil fuels.


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Producing a solar panel in China creates around twice as much carbon dioxide as making it in Europe, said Fengqi You, professor of energy systems engineering at Cornell University. In some countries or regions that don’t rely heavily on fossil fuels for electricity generation, such as Norway and France, installing a high-carbon, Chinese-made solar panel might not reduce emissions at all, Mr. You said.
“Yes, we are clean” in the West, said Mr. You. “But then the process of getting these panels from another country—China now, maybe somewhere else later—produces a lot of emissions.”



It’s true that after a few years of operation, a solar panel will eventually lead to a net reduction in carbon emissions compared to power generated by fossil fuels. But is the loss in efficient generation of power worth the difference?

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China's Dominant Coal-Fired Solar Panel Industry Belches More Net Carbon Than Oil or Gas​


Not sure what you're claiming here.....what is net carbon and who measured it?
 

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You should take a stroll around one of the big coal-producing provinces in China, like Shanxi. One day in Taiyuan and you'll come home covered head to toe in coal dust.
 

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Yup. Both China and India are the biggest polluters on the planet yet none of the tree hugger countries yelling about climate change say one word to either of them.
 

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This is a great example of how gesture politics usually makes the thing worse.
 

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Of course it is. Its the biggest hoax on the planet but its a cash cow for some.

Hell Gore laughed his way to the bank using his CC gig.

And hers Biden having the US rejoin the Climate Accords in France. What a waste of our tax dollars.
 

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Of course it is. Its the biggest hoax on the planet but its a cash cow for some.

Hell Gore laughed his way to the bank using his CC gig.

And hers Biden having the US rejoin the Climate Accords in France. What a waste of our tax dollars.
Screw the tax dollars...our liberties. What do you think these covid lockdowns are going to morph into? What do you think all of these lockdowns, and masks are preparing us for?

"The climate crisis is also a public-health crisis. Global warming will cause drinking water to degrade and enable pollution-linked respiratory diseases to thrive. According to some projections, 3.5 billion people globally will live in unbearable heat by 2070...In the current crisis, for example, the French government conditioned its bailouts for Renault and Air France-KLM on emission-reduction commitments. France, Belgium, Denmark, and Poland denied state aid to any company domiciled in a European Union-designated tax haven, and barred large recipients from paying dividends or buying back their own shares until 2021. Likewise, US corporations receiving government loans through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act were prohibited from using the funds for share buybacks."


You travel will be limited, your freedoms curtailed all under the guise of global warming. Meanwhile, in China, and India things will progress as normal.
 

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The CCP is playing the West, and particularly the Biden-Harris Junta, for fools (not that that isn't easy to do to the Junta).


The Biden administration has approved a massive solar power project in California that will produce enough power to electrify 90,000 homes. That’s the good news. The bad news is that producing the solar panels in China using coal-fired electrical power plants to generate electricity will produce almost as much CO2 as the fossil fuel plants the solar power is supposed to replace.
Manufacturing solar panels is a dirty business. Starting with the raw mineral quartz, the refining process produces the highly toxic substance, silicon tetrachloride, that some manufacturers simply end up dumping. Huge amounts of power and heat must be used to manufacture the photovoltaic cells.
Since most solar cells in the west are manufactured in China, that heat and power are generated by coal-fired electricity. Maybe someone should ask why we’re buying solar cells to save the planet from carbon pollution when the process of making them not only poisons the earth but dumps as much carbon into the atmosphere as energy produced solely by fossil fuels.
It’s true that after a few years of operation, a solar panel will eventually lead to a net reduction in carbon emissions compared to power generated by fossil fuels. But is the loss in efficient generation of power worth the difference?
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And watch the Biden regime keep their mouths shut and stay in the kitchen like the slaves they are.
 

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You should take a stroll around one of the big coal-producing provinces in China
China is way ahead of the USA in transitioning to renewables
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I care less about the pollution than I fo the fact that libs are too lazy and too stingy to buy American

Importing solar panels from china is just plain lib stupidity
 

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China is way ahead of the USA in transitioning to renewables
China plans ban on petrol and diesel cars
China plans ban on petrol and diesel cars

China looks at ending sales of gasoline cars
China looks at ending sales of gasoline cars

China to ban all petrol and diesel cars
China to ban all petrol and diesel cars

China to plow $361 billion into renewable fuel by 2020 | Reuters
China to plow $361 billion into renewable fuel by 2020

2017 China Electric Car Sales Blow World Out Of The Water — BAIC EC-Series Is A Superstar

The rise and rise of the Chinese plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market is unstoppable, with yet another record performance in December. A total of 102,000 new passenger PEVs were registered last month, up 130% year over year.

:)-
As long as those electric cars remain in china I dont care how many they make
 

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China is way ahead of the USA in transitioning to renewables
China plans ban on petrol and diesel cars
China plans ban on petrol and diesel cars

China looks at ending sales of gasoline cars
China looks at ending sales of gasoline cars

China to ban all petrol and diesel cars
China to ban all petrol and diesel cars

China to plow $361 billion into renewable fuel by 2020 | Reuters
China to plow $361 billion into renewable fuel by 2020

2017 China Electric Car Sales Blow World Out Of The Water — BAIC EC-Series Is A Superstar

The rise and rise of the Chinese plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market is unstoppable, with yet another record performance in December. A total of 102,000 new passenger PEVs were registered last month, up 130% year over year.

:)-
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China doubles the USA CO2 output
 

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