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Old 04-21-2018, 03:40 AM   #1403 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by sendler View Post
Rebuttal to the SolutionsProject's feasiblity of replacing all energy with Wind/ Solar/ Water.
The Myth of Powering the Nation
With Renewable Energy
I read the first part of it, but I'm a bit disappointed.
They start off by repeating that SolutionsProject's claims are unrealistic several times over before the first attempt to actually show why. Prepping the reader?
Then they explain how gigantic the area would be that's covered by the windmills and solar panels if they are to provide all our energy, and what a gargantuan effort it would be to maintain these and replace when they reach end of life.
Sure, it is a big effort. It would take hundreds of billions of dollars yearly.
BUT they are talking about the complete energy supply of the USA. Guess what that's worth yearly!

What to expect from nuclear advocates. But they'd better join up than try to fight renewables. We'll need both.
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