The growing threat of the gas dubbed “the electrical industry’s dirty little secret…” THREAD Emissions of Sulphur Hexafluoride (SF6) have risen dramatically in recent years partly due to renewable energy EXCLUSIVE
Sulfur hexafluoride 6: 23k times potent GHG. "we have had to use it within wind turbines specifically," said Costa Pirgousis, an engineer with Scottish Power Renewables
The energy industry need to clean up their act ⚡ It's time to kick greenhouse gases out of our electricity generation💡 The Government must seriously invest in research and development for truly green technologies ♻️
Après l'extraction du gaz dégageant tellement de méthane que cela le rendrait plus néfaste pour le climat que le charbon, voilà que l'on s'aperçoit que les éoliennes seraient dégueulasses aussi car elles fuient le SF6 (le pire GES connu)
More evidence that renewable energy increases warming, this time because of the growing use of SF6, gas with 23,500x the warming potential of CO2, in wind turbines and substations. "Levels are rising as an unintended consequence of the green energy boom."
More evidence that renewable energy increases warming, this time because of the growing use of SF6, gas with 23,500x the warming potential of CO2, in wind turbines and substations. "Levels are rising as an unintended consequence of the green energy boom."
#Climatechange: Electrical industry's 'dirty secret' boosts warming
"As projects are getting bigger, we have had to use it within wind turbines specifically. As we put in more and more turbines, we need more and more switchgear and, as a result, more SF6 is being introduced into big turbines off shore."
Climate change: Electrical industry's 'dirty secret' boosts warming Leaks in 2017 of Sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) widely used in the electrical industry to prevent short circuits and accidents, were the equivalent of an extra 1.3 million cars on the road.
Revelation of a dirty secret of the electricity industry: it uses a little known gas that’s incredibly warming - exclusive by ⁦
A currently small but growing issue of concern. Sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) is 23,500 times more warming than carbon dioxide and is integral to the switchgear used in the electricity industry. Fascinating report from
BBC News - Climate change: Electrical industry's 'dirty secret' boosts warming
Climate change: Electrical industry's 'dirty secret' boosts warming
Climate change: Electrical industry's 'dirty secret' boosts warming
Lets use more electricity to cut down on emissions. Oh, and let’s make this horrendous gas that’s 23500 times worse than CO2 to do that
Electrical industry's emissions of potent greenhouse gas sulphur hexafluoride boosts warming of #climate article
BBC News - Climate change: Electrical industry's 'dirty secret' boosts warming Who makes Sulfur Hexafluoride? Honeywell Solvay Asahi Glass Showa Denko Kanto Denka Kogyo Linde Group ChemChina Air Product Concorde Specialty Gases Praxair Matheson Tri-Gas
Any hot takes on this one? #ClimateTwitter ”Sulphur hexafluoride, or SF6, is widely used in the electrical industry to prevent short circuits and accidents.”
Climate change: Electrical industry's 'dirty secret' boosts warming