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Re: Replacing IC engine with electric motor

Originally Posted by SimonV View Post
And what about the cost to the environment for the production of solar panels. They use more energy to produce than they can return in their usable life,but are getting better..
Actually SimonV is absolutely right about this.
Why do you think all solar panels are now made in China? Perhaps it is because they don't have an 'EPA' or half the environmental regulations that exist in the US and elsewhere.
I read a more extensive piece about the solar panel industry in China that I can't find now but this one seems to make the point:

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