♲ @ValaAfshar@twitter.com:

In South Korea 🇰🇷, the solar panels in the middle of the highway have a bicycle path underneath - cyclists are protected from the sun, isolated from traffic, and the country can produce clean energy.

@hankg Is it? Clean? AFAIK, solar panels production consumes lots of rare-earth elements and aren't recyclable? 🤔

@AugierLe42e they have made a lot of progress on solar panel recycling. Let's also not do the perfect is the enemy of the good. That just leads to stagnation of the status quo.
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@hankg @AugierLe42e But lie is the enemy of good and very good for rejection. Solar panels are not clean. It causes less greenhouse gas emissions than some other things, but it also produces way more some other ecological problems. Moreover it is less independent, because there is not always enough sun, but electricity is wanted always, so more devices are needed (batteries, etc.). We could prefer solar panels to some other things, but no need to falsify reality for that.

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