Wind turbines are made using coal. But they can prevent hundreds of thousands of tons of coal from being burned in power plants.
Recently, one of my county commissioners went off on wind blades and balsa wood deforesting the Amazon. Not. Turns out there was a year or two of crazy high balsa prices, with some bandits hacking riverside trees. However, currently, and over many years, balsa is sustainably harvested from plantations. My reply is at the bottom of https://soprissun.com/letters-feb-16-2023/ where you can also find some good small town banter from the fringes of Gasfield County.
Sadly, anti-renewables BS has gone viral. Thanks for trying to counter it.
"A pair of sneakers is made from petroleum. It's shipped from the factory on a diesel-powered container ship. It's delivered to the store in a diesel-powered truck. Therefore, walking uses the same energy as an 18-wheeler." Right?
Love the visual of the coal!