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  •  Everything Has a Price (5+ / 0-)
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    bronte17, JayDean, pattyp, jlms qkw, greenmama

    There are also reports of silicon tetrachloride pollution around solar cell manufacturing plants in China.  Nothing is free.  Everything costs.  That's thermodynamics and a material world for ya.

    Solar is civil defense. Video of my small scale solar experiments at solarray.

    by gmoke on Thu Dec 11, 2008 at 12:22:08 PM PST

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    •  Everything has a 'price' but control is (2+ / 0-)
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      what we need.

      My late mother was a scientist, went to China c. 1977, brought back endless pictures of pollution ....They don't even try.

      What I understood from the radio segment and didn't seem to make clear to you is this:  the gas being used was never made in quantity before, so it wasn't listed as a pollutant in the Kyoto Protocol. Industry was satisfied that they were capturing 90%, but over the years, with the huge increase in production of solar cells the amount of escaped gas is no longer trivial.

      Now that there is enough in the atmosphere to measure, they realize the need to capture that last 10%, which they plan to do.

      Media Reform Action Link

      by LNK on Thu Dec 11, 2008 at 01:46:08 PM PST

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