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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.
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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Chinese coal-burning particulates are landing on Montana.
 

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If one store is selling produce “A” for 1$ and the store next door is selling the same product for $5, would you Mac, pay $5 because it is the American thing to do?

Just asking

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The price difference is not that great but the quality difference between china and japan, germany or the US is notable
 

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You should take a stroll around one of the big coal-producing provinces in China, like Shanxi

Joe Manchin has made millions from coal. His ties are now facing examination as Democrats scramble for a climate and economic agreement

Joe Manchin has made millions from coal. His ties are now facing examination as Democrats scramble for a climate and economic agreement

Joe Manchin is a traitor to American values for self serving reasons.
Mansion will switch parties and become a republicon
Good riddance to bad rubbish
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As impressive a list of Green Energy plans by China, they aren’t punishing their own carbon and fossil fuel energy companies; and they sure as hell aren’t being dictated to by some global signatory (Paris Accords) and Greta Thunberg and her parents dare not bring their show into China

The US ought to be able to pursue Green and renewables without punishing its carbon and fossil energy companies.
Is China building a future in green tech by solar and batteries?

Are they using coal just to fill the power void?
 

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Is China building a future in green tech by solar and batteries?

Are they using coal just to fill the power void?

That depends.
Are they building more coal or more "green" generation?
 

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Their lookin to dominate the future while you want coal guys to keep breathing dust.

You have a link to real numbers?

It's awful that Chinese coal guys keep breathing dust.
 

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Because China is communist they have a schedule for when the heat is turned on or off... usually distributed by means of steam. If it's cold before or after that window of heat you are going to freeze.

So most residents get buckets of coal on their own to burn to try and stay warm...and yes they burn the coal in literal buckets most times....some have decrepit stoves to burn them in reminisce of a Franklin stove. None of these means have catalytic converters but the smog (definitely not fog) gets so thick that you literally cannot see across the street...or even see the street in front of your apartment.
Even in Shanghai and Beijing...
 

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Are you posting that China doesn’t lead the world in energy produced by green sources?

You said they're building more green than coal power.
Do you have any backup or not?
 

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Do you have any backup or not?
China Aims to Spend at Least $360 Billion on Renewable Energy by 2020
China intends to spend more than $360 billion through 2020 on renewable power sources like solar and wind, the government’s energy agency said on Thursday.

The country’s National Energy Administration laid out a plan to dominate one of the world’s fastest-growing industries, just at a time when the United States is set to take the opposite tack as Donald J. Trump, a climate-change doubter, prepares to assume the presidency.

The agency said in a statement that China would create more than 13 million jobs in the renewable energy sector by 2020, curb the growth of greenhouse gasses that contribute to global warming and reduce the amount of soot that in recent days has blanketed Beijing and other Chinese cities in a noxious cloud of smog.

China surpassed the United States a decade ago as the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gasses, and now discharges about twice as much. For years, its oil and coal industries prospered under powerful political patrons and the growth-above-anything mantra of the ruling Communist Party.

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. Yes, that was just December, and it pulled the year-to-date count to over 600,000 units, up 71% compared to 2016.

As consequence of this rapid growth, in December, the PEV share hit a record 3.3% market share of the entire Chinese auto market, while the entire 2017 PEV market share ended at 2.1%. That’s firmly ahead of last year’s score (1.5%) and above the USA (1.2%) and Europe (~1.9%).

The Chinese PEV market represented roughly half of the 1.2 million plug-ins sold worldwide in 2017, while Chinese carmakers made 47% of all PEVs sold last year.

Our future at being the world’s great leader is coming to an end. Soon we, i.e. the USA will fall into the category of a third world economy if we do not wake up soooon!
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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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Are they playing xiden and the demafascist or are their puppets doing what they want them to do?
 

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The left exports pollution and then acts Nobel about it here.........It is a Green Money Machine for the politicians who lead Moonbats.
 

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Joe Manchin has made millions from coal. His ties are now facing examination as Democrats scramble for a climate and economic agreement

Joe Manchin has made millions from coal. His ties are now facing examination as Democrats scramble for a climate and economic agreement

Joe Manchin is a traitor to American values for self serving reasons.
Mansion will switch parties and become a republicon
Good riddance to bad rubbish
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there is a traitor among us
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