"Perhaps we should have been a little clearer. At the point of generation, wind produces no pollution or consumes no water. You are right that the manufacture of wind turbines and the transporting of them uses energy; which would yield some environmental impacts. But, energy is used to make fossil fuel and nuclear plants, energy is used in the extraction of fuels during mining and drilling, and energy is used to transport the fuels to the plants, all of which also have additional environmental impacts from those sources which we did not include in the comparison. The same is true for the transmission lines."
Wonderful job soft peddling the impact of the manufacture of Industrial Wind Turbines... I might add that in China the thousands of casualties from the sulfides, heavy metals and thorium radiation from the mining and processing of the rare earth metals which make up the permanent magnets for the generators are insignificant. After all there's a billion or so of them, so no big loss. Hard to muster compassion when there's major cash to be had.
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