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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Dick and Jane talk wind energy, how un-green wind turbine manufacture requires rare earth mining which causes really bad pollution

'Rare earth' minerals are required in the manufacture of wind turbines and other 'green' technologies such as 'low energy' lightbulbs. Our environmental rules and wages make it too expensive to extract here. We opted out of the "race" for green jobs. Most rare earths come from Communist China now. Rare earth smelting plant in
  • Communist China (picture below, reuters, 11/21/10).
  • This is why Communist China is "ahead" of us in the "race" for "green" jobs.
Dick and Jane wind turbine video via Climate Common Sense via Tom Nelson

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