Solar Still Has a Long Way to Go
. . . there is no evidence they ever will be.
"Google’s boldest energy move was an effort known as RE<C, which aimed to develop renewable energy sources that would generate electricity more cheaply than coal-fired power plants do. The company announced that Google would help promising technologies mature by investing in start-ups and conducting its own internal R&D. Its aspirational goal: to produce a gigawatt of renewable power more cheaply than a coal-fired plant could, and to achieve this in years, not decades."
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"As we reflected on the project, we came to the conclusion that even if Google and others had led the way toward a wholesale adoption of renewable energy, that switch would not have resulted in significant reductions of carbon dioxide emissions. Trying to combat climate change exclusively with today’s renewable energy technologies simply won’t work; we need a fundamentally different approach."
Refreshing as an ice water plunge, but harsh to the ears of the environmentalists, nothing can dissuade such a person from their religious revere.
The Brits found a way to accomplish the difficult Triple Lindy, building thousands of wind turbines which actually release more carbon than they will ever save. This is before the calculations of hot standby power constantly waiting to cut in when the wind dies.
Wind farms will create more carbon dioxide, say scientists
Religion short-circuits the need for rational thought, leading to disastrous consequences outside of spiritual world. The genius of religion is that it define and works within the spiritual; the disaster of unreformed secular religions is they are intended to work in the real, physical world. The train wreck that occurs commonly results in the murder of millions, reference the USSR, Communist China, Communist Cambodia, and pretty much every communist or socialist hell hole.
We need to take back the rational, kick out the unreformed environmental religions, and return to sanity our political policy on the environment. This cannot happen as long as the progressive movement retains vigor. This movement, long past its sell by date, is slowly pushing the US, the West, and the world towards cataclysm.
Americans may like nothing more than family, friends, and work, but about once each generation we need to wake up and realize that our political better have left the reservation, and are running amok. Now is that time. We need to turn our attention to the political sphere, correct the problems, resolve the fundamentals for the new socio-economic model, and move the nation, and the world forward.
We can do this. We must.