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Old 03-12-2021, 08:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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When going green is dirty...

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When going green is dirty: Colorado's indoor cannabis farms produce 30% more greenhouse emissions than the state's coal mining industry due to electricity use and natural gas consumption, study reveals.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencet...-industry.html


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Growing cannabis indoors requires a lot of energy for lights and climate controls

Many states forbid outdoor farming or require operations to be near retail outlets

In Colorado, indoor pot farming's carbon footprint is over 30 percent bigger than coal mining

Depending on where you are, growing an ounce of weed indoors has the same carbon footprint as burning 7 to 16 gallons of gasoline


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Old 03-12-2021, 10:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hmm...sounds expensive to run. How do they keep prices down if they're spending so much on energy?
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Prices are down? Not that I would know, but this sounds like more tax revenue.

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Colorado hits $10 billion in marijuana sold since legalization
The Denver Post|1 day ago
Colorado's marijuana industry hit a milestone in January, topping $10 billion in sales since the legal market got off the ground in 2014.

It's official: Colorado surpasses $10 billion in cannabis sales since 2014
The Business Journals|3 days ago
Colorado cannabis companies have sold more than $10 billion of plant-based material since recreational sales were legalized in 2014, according to new numbers from the state. The figures, released Tuesday,
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I didn't say they went down, I said kept down...stuff ain't all that expensive IMO. Here, anyway. Gas on the other hand seems stupidly high for what it is. All seems ass backwards!
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Fair enough. I'd say free is a very good price.
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So if you like smoking the reefer, you better like natural gas, fracking and pipelines.
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Back when it was illegal the feds used to watch electric consumption at suspected growing facilities, even use it as a reason for a search warrant.
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Thanks for posting the article link.
It's good to be informed of issues that need fixing.
I see this article not as a way of condoning coal mining, but rather pointing out the issues that need fixing.

I included some additional information.

Hey, BTW, I noticed ads at the top of the page when I opened this topic are demonizing renewable energy. ( That last picture of the big bad wolf )
It's interesting and sad the way that works.
If people stay in their own little 'bubble' and don't stay open to new ways of thinking, then you get fed what someone else wants you to believe, and never see the couterpoints.
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Makes me guess if a genset powered by ethanol and biomethane, or maybe biodiesel made out of hemp seed oil, could provide a reasonable amount of energy and CO to offset the carbon footprint

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