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BBC: Wind Power is Destroying the Planet

Floating Wind farm

The BBC, an otherwise reliable cog in the globalist green energy agenda, is in a tizzy. It seems they’ve discovered a common material used in Green Energy infrastructure produces 23,500 times as much warming as CO2.

Search Wind or Solar, and we’ve provided plenty of commentary with details explaining why “green” energy is not, but this is a new one on us.

Sulphur hexafluoride, or SF6, is widely used in the electrical industry to prevent short circuits and accidents.

But leaks of the little-known gas in the UK and the rest of the EU in 2017 were the equivalent of putting an extra 1.3 million cars on the road.

According to the BBC, it’s not just wind farms. The infrastructure used to carry and direct that power also relies heavily on SF6. (reformatted)

Levels are rising as an unintended consequence of the green energy boom. Cheap and non-flammable, SF6 is a colorless, odorless, synthetic gas.  … It is widely used across the industry, from large power stations to wind turbines to electrical sub-stations in towns and cities.

CO2 is not warming the planet. So, I’m not getting worked up about the BBC discovering that its vested interest in diverting billions to bad ideas on a flawed premise is turning out to be (at least in their minds ) worse. But I am (more than) mildly amused that they’ve come to this conclusion and published it.

Expensive and unreliable wind power (like solar) is worse for their precious environment than cheap, affordable fossil fuels.

Winning.

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