Funny How “Green” Energy Needs Toxic Material Exemptions

Are all you environmentalists cool with this?

EU ministers voted on Friday to exempt solar panels from a ban on toxic substances in electrical goods, enabling leading maker First Solar to keep selling its products in the industry’s biggest market.

The revised European Union law generally bans the use of six hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, including cadmium, which is used by U.S.-based First Solar — the world’s No. 1 solar company by market share — in its panels.

“In order to attain the EU’s ambitious targets for renewable energy and energy efficiency, photovoltaic panels to produce energy from solar light do not have to comply with the restriction,” EU ministers said in a statement after the vote.

They also voted to exempt “energy saving light bulbs”.

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6 Responses to “Funny How “Green” Energy Needs Toxic Material Exemptions”

  1. captainfish says:

    Wonder how may exemptions the electric car batteries will get?!?!

    Is this another government subsidy and unlawful preference?

    Our nation of laws is becoming a nation of men (i know this story is about EU… my general point stands tho)

  2. Obviously, you must hate Gaia 😉

  3. Trish says:

    Once again, do as we say, not as we do. It’s always okay, when a greenie weenie wants his way; pesky laws and regulations mean nothing to them. Getchyer ice cold cadmium right here.

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  5. This is very imformative thank you. Alternative energy is going to be the future with less dependence on oil.

  6. captainfish says:

    And this explains the eco-nuts perfectly. Insanity. We sit here and point out the faults of their existence and they see it as a win.

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