⮞⮞ Solar, Wind, Electric Cars, Green Energy.....The Great Con.....The Great Illusion!!! ⮜⮜

HBS Guy

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Does he discuss offshore wind? That has a much bigger payback and less variable supply—winds blow stronger and more consistently at sea.

I am not averse to some nuclear in the mix but it needs to be made more practical and much lower cost without sacrificing safety.
 

SethBullock

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Does he discuss offshore wind? That has a much bigger payback and less variable supply—winds blow stronger and more consistently at sea.

I am not averse to some nuclear in the mix but it needs to be made more practical and much lower cost without sacrificing safety.
Offshore wind is not specifically discussed. Wind is discussed, but not offshore wind specifically.

I'm not an expert by any stretch, but doesn't a nuke plant just emit steam?
 

johnsmith

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Yer right, it's only been around since the early 1800's......

it has only recently been seen as a viable alternative to fossil fuels. Until then it was only a hobby. No one invested money into developing it further because there was no return. Now it's a different story. Investment is through the roof and with that so will be its development and advancements.
 

HBS Guy

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Yes, efficiency of the panels is increasing. Wind is getting better too.

Be nice to add wave & tide.
 

DreamRyderX

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Well, I'd be willing to stipulate that Solar, & Wind will have a valuable & strategic place in our future.

But that place is as an auxiliary to fossil fuel generating, & not a viable direct replacement for fossil fuel generation.

I'd much prefer seeing grand scale investing in nuclear as a dependable & viable direct replacement.

Nuclear may be up-front expensive, but competently implemented it's proven, & sustainable long term. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04...ear-fusion-sustainable-power-promise/12114948

I would suggest the use of Wind & Solar as an auxiliary to fossil - working hand in hand - until Nuclear is fully capable to start taking over the whole show, estimated as somewhere around ± 2050.




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HBS Guy

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In 20years time not much FF power being generated. Economics. This is one change you cannot resist, RE is cheaper than FF energy. FF can be chemical feedstocks.

La Nina year 2020 was as warm as mega El Nino year 2016. Think on that.
 

DreamRyderX

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In 20years time not much FF power being generated. Economics. This is one change you cannot resist, RE is cheaper than FF energy. FF can be chemical feedstocks.

La Nina year 2020 was as warm as mega El Nino year 2016. Think on that.
I'm not worried. I have Central Air (I'm spoiled....once lived in Florida where everybody has Central Air, so had it installed here). I'll be cool as a cucumber up past 45°C ......... If the Mickey Mouse power company spits the dummy, as it does from time to time, my used back-up Kipor diesel generator FO5j5kY[1].png is ready & waiting to take over.

 

HBS Guy

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If it gets too hot—wheat won’t grow, the tropics become uninhabitable, etc. More than personal comfort is involved. Buy solar panels and a battery, better than diesel and cheaper.
 

DreamRyderX

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If it gets too hot—wheat won’t grow, the tropics become uninhabitable, etc. More than personal comfort is involved. Buy solar panels and a battery, better than diesel and cheaper.
I hear ya, but I don't live in the tropics......I'm gluten free....no wheat, & I just adore the smell of diesel...mmmmm.....mmmmmmmm....mmmmmmm.....besides, cost isn't a motivation....the generator works day or night.....clouds, dark & rain don't bother it.........besides solar panels don't last at full, as new, efficiency for more than a few years, & the lot needs replacement after 10-15 yrs depending which type ya get, & the best ya can hope for, compared to new, is about 20% after 20 years.....
 
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