On Sunday, Michael Shellenberger shared a Twitter thread that detailed the dark side of renewable energy projects that climate alarmists want you to ignore while they fanatically push to “save the world” from their alleged “catastrophic global warming.”
Michael Shellenberger, amongst many other things, is a leading energy expert who testifies and advises governments around the world including in the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany.
On 15 September he was invited to testify at the United States Congress hearing on ‘Fuelling the Climate Crisis: Examining Big Oil’s Prices, Profits, and Pledges’. “All references can be found in my full [written] testimony, which draws on much of what I have published here on Substack over the last 18 months,” he wrote. Ten days later he shared an extract from his oral remarks, see the video below.
“Communities around the world are fighting back against the imposition of environmentally-destructive solar and wind projects by bankers, coastal elites, and subsidy farmers,” Shellenberger tweeted in a Twitter thread on Sunday.
Solar farms require more land than other energy sources. The low energy density of sunlight and wind is why solar and wind projects require so much land and mining, he said. Solar farms also produce more toxic waste and devastate wildlife habitats. Additionally, there is the human cost: solar panels and batteries made in China, for example, use forced labour – incarcerated Uyghur Muslims against whom genocide is being committed.
Wind turbines are a danger to birds and their blades are sent to landfills because it’s too expensive to recycle them.