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Wait! Wait! What’s the deal – they’re renewable, right?

 Germany’s Giant Windmills Are Wildly Unpopular. It’s getting harder to get permission to erect the turbine towers. Local regulations are getting stricter. Bavaria decided back in 2014 that the distance between a wind turbine and the nearest housing must be 10 times the height of the mast, which, given the density of dwellings, makes it …

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Solar road has no solar gain – so much for the “yellow brick road”!

Yeah, why am I not surprised – not the brightest idea when it first came out. Doing roads is hard.  Roads HAVE to be hard.  Solar cells are not hard. Doubt me? Reformatted, emphasis mine: Three Years Later, the French Solar Road Is a Total Flop Three years later, even the most optimistic supporters have …

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