Are Wind Turbines the answer to our problems? Think Mining!

Wind turbines are thought by many to be the answer to our energy woes. But it is worth considering the materials that go into the construction of these modern behemoths: a lot of metal and concrete, all of which needs to be mined. If we are going to replace hydrocarbons with wind we need to do a lot of mining first. Read the breakdown of materials required for a wind turbine here.