Ain’t that a kick in the teeth.World’s most powerful greenhouse gas on the rise ‘due to green energy boom’.
Sulfur Hexafluoride is the culprit.
Sulphur hexafluoride, or SF6, is widely used in the electrical industry to prevent short circuits and accidents.
It is 23,500 times more warming than carbon dioxide (CO2), and just one kilogram warms the Earth as much as 24 people flying London to New York return.
The drive to use mixed sources of power, including wind, solar and gas, rather than coal as fuel has resulted in a rise in the number of electrical devices that use SF6, the BBC said.
Now the original source is the BBC, so “The sky is falling!” isn’t beyond the realm of possible points-of-view. I suppose the reaction of the “green power movement” will be to have as all freezing in the dark. Then there is Cobalt Mining. Funny how they don’t seem to mind that electric cars are built – in part – on child labor, in horrible conditions.