Renewable energy advocates often talk about wind and solar as “clean” energy resources, and talk about “dirty” fossil fuels, but how accurate is their assessment that renewables are actually clean? Not very.
We’ve talked about the fact that wind solar, and batteries require massive amounts of copper, nickel, rare earth metals, lead, cadmium, and cobalt. Many times, these materials are mined in countries where there are few, if any, protections for the environment or workers.
The Clear Energy Alliance has produced a very good video debunking the claims that fossil fuels are inherently dirty, and video shines a much-needed light on the dirty underbelly of “clean” energy.