The renewable energy shuck

“Even if one were to electrify all of transport, industry, heating and so on, so much renewable generation and balancing/storage equipment would be needed to power it that astronomical new requirements for steel, concrete, copper, glass, carbon fibre, neodymium, shipping and haulage etc etc would appear.

All these things are made using mammoth amounts of energy: far from achieving massive energy savings, which most plans for a renewables future rely on implicitly, we would wind up needing far more energy, which would mean even more vast renewables farms – and even more materials and energy to make and maintain them and so on. The scale of the building would be like nothing ever attempted by the human race.”

Whereas the global warming climate change hysteria is just the latest of its kind: doomsayers like our Little Barry Hussein, Bernie & the Hildabeast pronouncing their latest doom unless we consume less, pay more taxes, and give more power to the feckless government and its elites. You could bet their lives wouldn’t change.

Via Snoopy The Goon.

3 responses to “The renewable energy shuck

  1. Last year sometime, Rodger at Curmudgeonly installed a solar system. He was doing real good with it, but I haven’t seen anything on it since winter started.

    I predict it will not last four seasons, breaking even or better, on expenditures.

  2. See if he can run his refrigerator on it. That’s the biggest electricity suck in the usual single-family home. And most of those roof-covering solar systems can’t do it. Or if they can, they don’t have any juice left over for anything else.

  3. I reckon the A/C is the biggest draw. But he lives in Maryland, I think (he’s a big Terps fan, for some reason), so it probably ain’t like Texas.