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Rejecting Wind and Solar: Deep Green Resistance (Part II)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- May 22, 2019

Solar panels and wind turbines aren’t made out of nothing. They are made out of metals, plastics, and chemicals. These products have been mined out of the ground, transported, processed, manufactured. Each stage leaves behind a trail of devastation: habitat destruction, water contamination, colonization, toxic waste, slave labor, greenhouse gas emissions, wars, and corporate profits. (DGR, below)

Yesterday’s post shared with readers the scary premises and means of the Deep Green Resistance, now the Progressive/Left option to the Green New Deal.

Today’s post shares the DGR’s views on renewables, which this group correctly sees as invasive to the natural world. One wishes that mainstream, Washington, DC-centric environmentalists would wake up to the fact that wind power and solar panels are very invasive to the natural world relative to dense, mineral energies.

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“Deep Green Resistance” (one spinoff from the Green New Deal)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- May 21, 2019

“DGR is an aboveground organization that uses direct action in the fight to save our planet. We also argue for the necessity of an underground that can target the strategic infrastructure of industrialization. But these actions alone are never a sufficient strategy for achieving a just outcome. Any strategy aiming for a livable future must include a call to build direct democracies based on human rights and sustainable material cultures.” (Deep Green Resistance)

“When civilization ends, the living world will rejoice. We must be biophilic people in order to survive.” (Deep Green Resistance)

Know thy enemy. And beware of organized violence against modern living.

With the Green New Deal (GND), the enemies of mineral energies and of modern living are at the door. And one spinoff from the GND for the radical, Progressive Left is the Deep Green Resistance.

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Trump on Avian Mortality (remembering NRDC’s silence at Altamont Pass)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- May 20, 2019

… under the Green New Deal, they don’t like clean, beautiful natural gas. They don’t like anything. They don’t know what they like. They sort of like wind, even though it kills all the birds. You want to see a bird cemetery? Go under a windmill sometime….

You know, in California, you go to jail for five years if you kill a bald eagle. If you go under a windmill, you see them all over the place.

– Donald Trump, “Remarks on Promoting Energy Infrastructure and Economic Growth,” Hackberry, Louisiana, May 14, 2019

Back in 1997, I published a long Policy Analysis for the Cato Institute, “Renewable Energy: Not Cheap, Not ‘Green’.” A section of that study, “The ‘Avian Mortality’ Problem,” addressed what President Trump recently said (above) 22 years later.

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Trump vs. the Green New Deal

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- May 16, 2019
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Natural Gas Is Good, but Opposition Escalates

By Kenneth Costello -- May 15, 2019
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The Problem of Renewable Energy and Intermittency

By Cornelis van Kooten -- May 14, 2019
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Energy & Environmental Newsletter: May 13, 2019

By -- May 13, 2019
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Energy/Climate Statism for Fun and Profit

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- May 9, 2019
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The Left’s Climate Policy Darling: Buyer Beware

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- May 8, 2019
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Twinges of Climate Realism at the New York Times (Stephens, Douthat vs. the rest of the paper)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- May 7, 2019
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