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Old 06-04-2018, 03:25 AM   #1965 (permalink)
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"Jacobson’s paper has become the bible of alternative energy and is the most referenced paper on the subject used by policymakers and activist groups. And that is scary. Another ideology masquerading as science."
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https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesco.../#5b2b955529f9
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Not sure who Jacobson is, or the validity of his critics, but there are certainly those who regard topics like renewable energy or environmentalism more like a religion and less like a science.

If he does claim we can significantly boost hydro power by merely installing more turbines in existing dams, it seems he isn't up on physics.

Also, anyone claiming 100% of anything is usually wrong. We're not even 100% horse-free for commuting yet. Claiming 100% renewables is almost absurd on the face of it.

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Germany has apparently blocked it's data from electricitymap again.
What has been typical of Germany? They are often touted as among the greenest. I'm at 29g of CO2 per kWh at the moment. 24 is the lowest I see.
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