Horner: Green China…myth

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Harry Reid’s ‘Green China’ mythChris Horner

China is investing in oil, natural gas, coal, and nuclear power — not windmills and solar panels.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/#ixzz1KyevvYoo

… the truth, which we already know, even if some people insist on ignoring it:

– Non-hydro renewables, despite considerable government support, make up less than 1 percent of China’s energy portfolio — which is not projected to change in coming decades. As Bjorn Lomborg wrote just last week in the Washington Post, “China was responsible for half of the world’s production of solar panels in 2010, but only 1 percent was installed there…solar is responsible for one-half of one-thousandth of 1 percent” of China’s energy.

And the real pollution problem in building green energy infrastructure: from MetalMiner

The world of REE (rare earth elements and rare earth metals) is not quite the same thing as the world of industrial metals.  We acknowledge that point. Yet an outside observer of Chinese policies in regard to good old fashioned industrial metals (e.g. steel, aluminum etc) tell a very different story, one where I would argue some China bashing is not only fair, it’s justified…

… From our vantage point, the risks appear very real. –Lisa Reisman

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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1 Response to Horner: Green China…myth

  1. Pingback: Trouble coming on rare earths… | pindanpost

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