Dig This: Miners Can’t Keep Up With Wind Industry’s Insatiable Mineral Demands

STOP THESE THINGS

The wind industry’s insatiable demand for the Planet’s (purportedly) dwindling resources has no apparent limit. Inside every giant industrial wind turbine, there’s a bevy of rare minerals which are fast becoming rarer. Then there are more mundane minerals like iron ore (used to make steel) and copper, critical to their generators, internal cabling and wine, and the transmission lines that connect them from the back of beyond.

The intelligentsia keeps telling us that we are well on our way to an all-wind and solar-powered future. But, as John Hinderaker documents below, with the wind industry’s demand for raw materials like copper fast outstripping supply, its purported progress is about to hit some very natural limits.

Reality Bites Wind
Powerline
John Hinderaker
27 September 2022

It is an article of faith among many governments that we are in the midst of a transition from fossil fuel energy to “renewable” wind…

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