Wind & Solar Power can NEVER Replace Conventional Power Generation

Warren Buffett on windmill power: “We get a tax credit if we build a lot of wind farms. That’s the only reason to build them. They don’t make sense without the tax credit.”

The Godfather of global warming alarmism and former NASA climate chief turned environmental activist, James Hansen, on ‘unreliable’ energy:

“Suggesting that renewables will let us phase rapidly off fossil fuels in the United States, China, India, or the world as a whole is almost the equivalent of believing in the Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy.”

https://climatism.wordpress.com/2013/07/27/godfather-of-global-warming-alarmism-james-hansen-admits-renewable-energy-is-a-nice-idea-though-useless/

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The death of the wind industry didn’t come about because BIG Coal felt ‘threatened‘ and set out in some kind of John Grisham conspiracy to wreck it by fair means or foul. No. What kills it is the fact that a growing band of ‘eco-travellers’ – of the kind who once placed their faith in the Wind Gods – have woken up to the scale and scope of the great wind power fraud.

For the climate change Chicken Littles, their quest to rid the planet of dreaded CO2 gas (query how plants and every other living thing survive without it?) has seen the more sensible of their number turn their backs on the wind; and to nuzzle up to nukes, instead.

Dr. Alan Carlin has, despite his background with America’s top environmental lobby, the Sierra Club, not only…

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One Comment on “Wind & Solar Power can NEVER Replace Conventional Power Generation”

  1. I used to design wind and solar systems for remote instrumentation so I can say with certainty that they can be used on their own. But what I can also say with certainty, is if you had any mains power anywhere near it was always better to use conventional power as it was always cheaper and more reliable.

    To put it in perspective, in Scotland you more or less had to assume you were running your solar system without an solar input for two months of the year.

    The result was that for a system with the power consumption of an LED – you needed a huge battery approaching that of a car battery.

    Scaling that up for a typical house means you need around 4000 car batteries and around 2000m2 of solar. And please note … the batteries need replacing every 5 years or so!!! So, £200,000 on batteries is around £4000 a year just in the cost of replacement batteries.

    But of course … if you don’t mind the power going off … you don’t need so many batteries. Indeed, the only way you can make such systems affordable is to assume that from time to time the power will be cut.

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