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sam1wiseone
Senior Contributor

Re: Green energy reality

jennys_mn
Veteran Advisor

Re: Green energy reality

The reality of Green Energy?   I drive my Leaf for a penny and a quarter per mile.   A penny and a quarter.   Imagine that…..

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Packard27
Senior Contributor

Re: Green energy reality

 

Unless and until President Biden and his fellow Democrats can pass legislation that will effectively repeal the Second Law of Thermodynamics (a.k.a. Law of Entropy), we will forever be condemned to chase the fashionable nonsense known as no cost, renewable energy.

Which isn't to say Joe and the gang will not certainly give it a try. Rest assured, with enough money, they certainly will.

TANSTAAFL

sam1wiseone
Senior Contributor

Re: Green energy reality


@Packard27 wrote:

 

Unless and until President Biden and his fellow Democrats can pass legislation that will effectively repeal the Second Law of Thermodynamics (a.k.a. Law of Entropy), we will forever be condemned to chase the fashionable nonsense known as no cost, renewable energy.

Which isn't to say Joe and the gang will not certainly give it a try. Rest assured, with enough money, they certainly will.

TANSTAAFL


they repealed the rules of genetics that determine man and woman, at least they want laws that will make you act as if they did, so maybe they'll try.

sdholloway56
Senior Advisor

Re: Green energy reality

You’re assuming that fossil fuel fascists have repealed it.

EROEI declines each year on a finite resource that is just millions of years of stored solar energy with hydrocarbons as the carrier.

Which, BTW, fossil fuel fascists pretend couldn’t be a problem when you release a million years’ of sequestered carbon each year.

sdholloway56
Senior Advisor

Re: Green energy reality

Leaving the very real and urgent AGW aside there is the depletion question.

Thus it would be imperative to spend some of the last of that one time (or at least once per billion year) gift from God and invest it in something renewable that continuously captures the incoming energy of the sun and moon (solar, wind, tidal) on a continuous basis.

sam1wiseone
Senior Contributor

Re: Green energy reality

Can't work, waste of time and opportunity, try nukes.

sdholloway56
Senior Advisor

Re: Green energy reality

In fact PV’s phenomenal drop in cost has been the most revolutionary advance in power generation in a century.

But there is a storage problem. I think the larger solution to that will not be lithium based.

Nuke might be the best alternative for base load although I still wouldn’t take a $60M bribe to keep old, high cost plants skimming off of consumers’ bills.

sdholloway56
Senior Advisor

Re: Green energy reality

At current efficiencies a land area the size of KS can provide all the world’s energy needs.

sam1wiseone
Senior Contributor

Re: Green energy reality