Europe has the untapped onshore capacity to meet global energy demand

Europe has the untapped onshore capacity to meet global energy demand
An onshore wind farm. Credit: Onshore wind farm image courtesy of Envision Energy.

Europe has the capacity to produce more than 100 times the amount of energy it currently produces through onshore windfarms, new analysis from the University of Sussex and Aarhus University has revealed.

In an analysis of all suitable sites for onshore wind farms, the new study reveals that Europe has the potential to supply enough for the whole world until 2050.

The study reveals that if all of Europe's capacity for onshore wind farms was realised, the installed nameplate would 52.5 TW—equivalent to 1 MW for every 16 European citizens.

Co-author Benjamin Sovacool, Professor of Energy Policy at the University of Sussex, said: "The study is not a blueprint for development but a guide for policymakers indicating the potential of how much more can be done and where the prime opportunities exist.

"Our study suggests that the horizon is bright for the onshore wind sector and that European aspirations for a 100% renewable energy grid are within our collective grasp technologically.

"Obviously, we are not saying that we should install turbines in all the identified sites but the study does show the huge wind power potential right across Europe which needs to be harnessed if we're to avert a climate catastrophe."

Spatial analysis of Geographical Information System (GIS)-based wind atlases allowed the research team to identify around 46% of Europe's territory which would be suitable for siting of onshore wind farms.

Europe has the untapped onshore capacity to meet global energy demand
Map showing the power density potential for each European country. Credit: University of Sussex/Aarhus University.

The advanced GIS data at sub-national levels provided a far more detailed insight and allowed the team to factor in a far greater range of exclusionary factors including houses, roads, restricted areas due to military or political reasons as well as terrains not suitable for wind power generation.

The greater detail in this approach allowed the research team to identify more than three times the onshore wind potential in Europe than previous studies.

Peter Enevoldsen, assistant professor in the Center for Energy Technologies at Aarhus University, said: "Critics will no doubt argue that the naturally intermittent supply of wind makes onshore wind energy unsuitable to meet the global demand.

"But even without accounting for developments in wind turbine technology in the upcoming decades, onshore wind power is the cheapest mature source of renewable energy, and utilizing the different wind regions in Europe is the key to meet the demand for a 100% renewable and fully decarbonized energy system."

The study estimates that more than 11 million additional wind turbines could be theoretically installed over almost 5 million square kilometres of suitable terrain generating 497 EJ of power which would adequately meet the expected global energy demand in 2050 of 430 EJ.

The authors identified Turkey, Russia, and Norway as having the greatest potential for future wind power density although large parts of Western Europe were also considered ripe for further onshore farms because of favourable wind speeds and flat areas.

Mark Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University, said: "One of the most important findings of this study, aside from the fact that it concludes that the European onshore wind potential is larger than previously estimated, is that it facilitates the ability of countries to plan their onshore resource development more efficiently, thereby easing the way for commitments by these countries to move entirely to clean, renewable energy for all purposes."


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More information: Peter Enevoldsen et al, How much wind power potential does europe have? Examining european wind power potential with an enhanced socio-technical atlas, Energy Policy (2019). DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2019.06.064
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Aug 14, 2019
This study is false, because it fails to account for the effect where more wind turbines in a geographical area cause adjacent areas to lose wind because the turbulent boundary layer grows thicker and the high winds move higher up into the sky, out of reach of the turbines.

https://iopscienc...1/015021
Estimates that ignore the effect of wind turbine drag on local winds have assumed that wind power production of 2–4 W m−2 can be sustained over large areas. New results from a mesoscale model suggest that wind power production is limited to about 1 W m−2 at wind farm scales larger than about 100 km2.


52.5 TW spread over the 10,180,000 km^2 of Europe is 5.16 W/m^2 which means they're over-estimating the wind power potential by a factor of 5.

Their power density potential maps are true for any location only if the neighboring areas and countries aren't also trying to use wind power to the maximum potential.

Aug 14, 2019
5 million square kilometres of suitable terrain generating 497 EJ of power


Joules are't power, they're energy.

Assuming they meant Joules per year, that's 15.76 TW of power. Divided by 5 million km^2 it's still 3.15 W/m^2 which is still over-estimating the large scale power density potential by a factor of 3

This article is going all over the place. It's total bunk.

Aug 14, 2019
5 million square kilometres of suitable terrain generating 497 EJ of power

Joules are't power, they're energy.
Eikka

That was obviously just a misedit as it is obvious they would know the difference. That doesn't mean everything or most things said there is wrong. At least most things they said there is correct. There is nothing much wrong with the above research or their findings.

Aug 14, 2019
5 million square kilometres of suitable terrain generating 497 EJ of power


Joules are't power, they're energy.
That was obviously just a misedit as it is obvious they would know the difference. That doesn't mean everything or most things said there is wrong. At least most things they said there is correct. There is nothing much wrong with the above research or findings.
If you look at the actual source;
https://www.scien...a%3Dihub
You see the researchers didn't make that mistake and didn't say "EJ of power" so they were misquoted.

Aug 15, 2019
eikka
which is still over-estimating the large scale power density potential by a factor of 3
Have you contacted them - to discuss your disagreement? And even if you are correct with your numbers - it means that Europe has the capacity to supply 1/3 of the world's energy - using just on shore wind. That is 1/3 of the world's energy - from an area of land that is approx 1/15 of the world's land surface area. Of course - off shore has significantly more potential - and then factor in solar, geothermal, hydro, tidal, wave - and you have a pretty good argument that renewables can easily meet the energy needs of our world.
Great article about the future of energy.

Aug 16, 2019
Europe is chopping down trees to make room for wind/solar(bird-choppers/land-intensive monstrosities backed by coal/oil/gas to compensate intermittencies) for achieving almost nothing at reducing emissions,
and want to teach the rest of world how to protect forests. Green Hypocrisy.
"Jair Bolsonaro to Merkel: Reforest Germany, not Amazon" - Ago 15, 2019
"Take your dough and reforest Germany, OK? It's much more needed there than here."
https://www.dw.co...50032213

Europe has the potential to supply enough energy for the whole world until 2050.
But people who state it use tons of fossil fuels to power their cars, ships, private jets, instead of their beloved sunshine&breeze unicorn energy, e.g. Mark Jacobson, Benjamin Sovacool, et al.

RE promoters are modern "snake oil salesmen", not even they "eat their own dog food".

Aug 16, 2019
But people who state it use tons of fossil fuels to power their cars
Keep telling you - we are in the early days of the transition. Perhaps some are driving electric cars, and have solar panels on their roofs. You don't know how to think in terms of nuance. Notice that renewable energy is on the rise, and fossil fuels and nukes are dying. How many nuclear power plants do you have running your house? How many do you have in your car? How many nuclear planes have you travelled in recently? moron.

Aug 17, 2019
Any one unclear about the transition to carbon free energy - should read this report from Bloomberg. https://www.renew...ory.html

Look at the chart that shows Levelized Cost of Electricity for 2019. Understand that wind and solar have been going down in cost for the past 50 years - and will continue down in cost. Game over. Willie Ward becomes a chump - who knows nothing about a very complex topic - and spends his life regurgitating false quotes. Quite pathetic.

Aug 17, 2019
Keep telling you - we are in the early days of the transition.
Solar and wind are a joke. Intermittent renewables only exist to steal taxpayers' money(through subsidies/tax incentives) and to favor coal/oil/gas/fracking over Hydro and carbon-free nuclear energy.

Transition? What a joke!

Thanks to DIESEL, Greta Thunberg & Greenpeace aren't killing whales, nor destroying forests, to prevent them from freezing in the dark aboard their Sunshine&Breeze unicorn-powered ships.
https://www.dw.co...50019103
https://pbs.twimg...LLvS.jpg
"Isn't Norway the one that kills whales up there in the North Pole? That also does oil exploration there?"

Scam after Scam:
"The world's first solar road has turned out to be a colossal failure that's falling apart and doesn't generate enough energy, according to a report" - Aug 2019
https://www.busin...e-2019-8

Pathetic!

Aug 17, 2019
Transition? What a joke!
So what are you doing about climate change? (besides repeating fake bullshit on the internet) What are your precious nukes doing about climate change?

I would absolutely agree that the transition is happening too slowly. So what do you propose to do about that? At least renewables are increasing their share of the electricity mix. Electric cars are about to hit a tipping point.

If you look at the first chart on this report - you will see that ONLY renewables are increasing their share of the electricity generation. So hey nuclear liar fanboy - what are you doing about climate change? https://www.renew...ory.html

Aug 17, 2019
So what are you doing about climate change?
"Remember The Solar Road In France? It Was A Disaster" - Aug 14, 2019
http://insideevs....sco/amp/
Solar and wind aren't solution to Climate Change.
They have failed miserably at every attempt to reduce emissions after trillions of dollars spent worldwide.
In a world of limited Hydro, carbon-free nuclear is the only scalable way to stop Climate Change.

At least renewables are increasing their share of the electricity mix.
"installed-capacity" ≠ "emissions avoided"
"In June, July, August and September 2018, wind power in the European Union had an average generation of 20 GW, when the installed capacity is 178 GW."
http://pbs.twimg....rmat=jpg
wind/solar = 10% wind/solar + 90% natgas
"Renewables are the fastest growing sources of electricity. Yet the increase in CO2 accelerates? When will people appreciate what's wrong here?"
http://pbs.twimg....RC7A.jpg

Aug 17, 2019
Solar and wind aren't solution
Except that as I just pointed out to you - they are the ONLY generating source that is increasing in capacity. And yes - C02 emissions are still increasing. Can't expect wind and solar to solve the problem of global emissions - that include industry, and the transportation sector - overnight. It is going to take time. Nukes have had 70 years - and they have done shit. So as I keep pointing out to you - nukes have failed haven't they. And the increase would have been much greater - if it was not for renewable. So again - liar Willie - what are you and your nukes doing about climate change?

Aug 17, 2019
...Can't expect wind and solar to solve the problem of global emissions ... transportation sector - overnight...
It's exactly in the Transportation Sector that can be seen clearly that solar an wind are joke at replacing fossil fuels.
Greta Thunberg relies on diesel to prevent her from freezing at night aboard her sunshine&breeze-powered ship.
http://www.dw.com...50019103

"The first solar powered car was built in 1955. By 1982, just 27 years later, the first solar car had crossed Australia. They are still having competitions to drive solar cars around and across Australia. Typically carrying a single person. Compare nuclear submarines. The first idea for these was in 1939. In 1951 the first one was begun. By 1960 the first one had circumnavigated the planet underwater with a crew of 170. It's amazing how solar power can have such a long and stunning record of mediocrity and failure and still find advocates!" - Geoff Russell

Aug 17, 2019
It's exactly in the Transportation Sector that can be seen clearly that solar an wind are joke at replacing fossil fuels
Ditto for nukes - so what is your solution? What are you and your nukes doing for climate change Willie? At least renewables are now taking a bite out of emissions from electricity generation. Picking up where nukes have failed - and now coming in at way below the cost of nukes. Early days for the transition. Ships, truck and cars are just starting to switch to electric. It is going to take decades. Shame people like you had to push overpriced nukes - and we wasted so much time.

Aug 17, 2019
What are you and your nukes doing for climate change
Just take a look at carbon-free nuclear-powered countries/states(France, Sweden, Ontario) and compare with solar/wind-powered countries/states(Germany, Denmark, California).
https://www.elect...map.org/
Carbon-free nuclear has done much more, with much less money, in much less time, and with much less ecological impacts.

"London Blackout Blamed on Drop in Wind and Natural-Gas Power" - Aug 9, 2019
"Today what happened is a major offshore wind generation site and a gas turbine failed at the same time,"
https://www.bloom...as-power
Interesting to notice how wind/solar is strongly linked to natural gas.
Ban coal/oil/gas, and wind/solar dies.
Nature(bird, bats, bees, natural landscapes, wildlife habitats) will thank us.

Early days for the transition.
First fotovoltaic panel: 1883
First nuclear reactor: 1942

Aug 17, 2019
Carbon-free nuclear has done much more, with much less money
Liar. Hinkley point is going to cost 12.5 cents a Kwh. Nukes have had 70 years to solve the climate change problem - and have done nothing to reduce emissions. Now Renewables are getting a turn - and we are turning things around. It is going to take time. Time that you wasted - by promoting over priced nukes. Stop telling lies.

Aug 17, 2019
Wind and solar are now cheapest across more than two-thirds of the world. By 2030 they undercut commissioned coal and gas almost everywhere
Can't say that about nukes, can you Willie? Shame we had to waste so much precious time - listening to the nuke fan boys - who don't understand energy. You will go extinct Willie - don't worry.
https://about.bne...outlook/

Aug 18, 2019
...Nukes have had 70 years to solve the climate change problem...
Carbon-free nuclear has been blocked every time by the faux-greens(like you) to favor their Eco-hypocritical energy solutions(bird-choppers/land-intensive monstrosities backed up by coal/oil/gas/fracking to compensate intermittencies) but even so carbon-free nuclear has been proven vastly superior in the requisite decarbonization of the grid at national scale, e.g. France, Sweden.
"The ones that went with nuclear and hydro decarbonized. The ones that went with wind and solar failed and keep failing."
"If you look around a little http://electricitymap.org , you will quickly notice that countries with low CO2 emissions create this with a lot of hydropower, with a lot of nuclear energy or with a lot of both."

Wind and solar are now cheapest across more than two-thirds of the world.
If wind and solar are so cheap, why do you still continue connected to the Oklahoma's fossil-fueled grid(>70% coal/gas)?

Aug 18, 2019
Carbon-free nuclear has been blocked every time by the faux-greens
Really? They are incredibly powerful aren't they? Maybe nukes cant compete on a cost basis - so wind and solar are winning based on economics.
why do you still continue connected to the Oklahoma's fossil-fueled grid(>70% coal/gas)?
And 30% wind - and growing. How much nukes? So lookie Willie - wind is displacing ff, and nukes aint. Wonder why that might be? Shame the world had to waste so much time on over priced nukes. That's OK Willie - dinosaurs who know nothing go extinct eventually. That is why wind and solar are the only generating source increasing it's share of generation.

Aug 18, 2019
Who is winning based on economics is natural gas(fracking, methane worse than CO2), with no concern about radioactive fracking waste.
Wind and solar are just decorative facades for the gas(fracking) industry.

Ban coal/oil/gas, and wind/solar dies.
Apply carbon tax, and wind/solar dies.
"Germany is blocking the price of carbon. Why? Because it will increase the price of electricity from renewables backed up by natural gas. And will increase competitiveness of nuclear power from France."
http://pbs.twimg....4yco.jpg
http://pbs.twimg....dywn.jpg
"A carbon tax will kill renewable deployment because it will increase the price of natural gas which is a backup for RE. But it will make nuclear power immediately profitable. This is why a lot of "greens" are really against it deep in their hearts."
http://pbs.twimg....D91s.jpg

wind and solar are the only generating source increasing it's share of generation
Together with Natural Gas.

Aug 18, 2019
Who is winning based on economics is natural gas
Not true. Renewables are showing the strongest growth in electricity production - and as they get cheaper - which they will - this growth will accelerate.

https://www.eia.g...?id=3270

Shame you did not pay attention on the first day of class.

Aug 18, 2019
"...Renewables are showing the strongest growth in electricity production..."
with no emission reduction.
"In an energy-hungry world, natural gas gaining the most" - Jun 7, 2019
https://www.axios...cb7.html
No, not renewables. Gas. A fossil fuel.

Green logic is amazing:
"renewable" = "natural gas"
100% renewables = 80% fracked gas + 20% intermittent renewables
"Green Wash"
http://pbs.twimg....YA_d.jpg

Check your source, stupid!
http://www.eia.go...1Gen.png
http://www.eia.go...?id=3270
Intermittent renewables are growing on the back of natural gas, with nothing to show at reducing emissions / dependence on coal/oil/gas.
Solar and wind are parasites, they will ever need a host.
http://pbs.twimg....sJpl.jpg

Aug 18, 2019
with no emission reduction
All Willie knows how to do is lie - https://www.carbo...nce-1990
Check your source stupid!
And then Willie links to a projection - that was constructed in 2008 - ha ha ha ha ha.
The strong growth in 2018 continues the remarkable trend of the last five years, which reflects an ongoing shift towards renewable power as the driver of global energy transformation


What happened to those nukes - stupid?

https://www.forbe...05f23064

Aug 19, 2019
"Analysis: Why the UK's CO2 emissions have fallen 38% since 1990"
"...mix based on gas and renewables instead of coal, as well as falling demand for energy across homes, businesses and industry."
Natural gas(methane(CH₄): 70x worse than CO₂) has replaced coal and halved CO₂ emissions while wind/solar took the credits, providing an expensive form (economically/ecologically) of "greenwashing" for the gas/fracking industry.

Why is UK having expensive electricity and blackouts? Because intermittent renewables.
"London Blackout Blamed on Drop in Wind and Natural-Gas Power" - Aug 9, 2019
"Today what happened is a major offshore wind generation site and a gas turbine failed at the same time,"
http://www.bloomb...as-power

Unlike solar & wind, carbon-free nuclear reduces CO2 emissions without gas.
Wind & solar are parasites, cannot survive without gas.
"the wind plants and the solar plants, are gas plants"

Aug 19, 2019
Unlike solar & wind, carbon-free nuclear reduces CO2 emissions without gas
Wind and solar are displacing fossil fuels all over the world. Show us an example of nukes doing this - in the last 10 years. Take a look at the graph on this report "UK electricity generated by fossil fuels and renewables." You just have to be smart enough to continue those curves Willie. Shame you are not that smart. It is all in the big plant. First knock off coal plants - and then turn on gas plants. Give another 20 years Willie. See how many nukes are being built.

Aug 20, 2019
...Wind and solar are displacing fossil fuels all over the world...
In some way you're correct because:
"Wind and solar" = 20% "Wind and solar" + 80% Natural gas
"renewable" = "natural gas"
"EIA: natural gas-fired reciprocating engines are being deployed more to balance renewables" - Feb 2019
https://www.green...eia.html
"In an energy-hungry world, natural gas gaining the most" - Jun 2019
https://www.axios...cb7.html
"Natural Gas Let The UK Go Seven Days Without Coal, Activists Credit Renewables" - May 2019
https://climatech...ral-gas/
natural gas: the perfect partner for renewables
https://pbs.twimg...ZOPl.jpg

Aug 20, 2019
Maybe Willie should read his own links
But it's industrial uses for natural gas, such as chemicals and fertilizers, that are the biggest drivers of growth in most areas of the world,
But as I have already pointed out - in the area of electricity generation (that is what renewables are all about) - renewables are the only source currently increasing. https://www.renew...ory.html
And projected to continue to increase - given the falling cost of renewables. So - Willie is of course unable to show a similar reality for nukes - cuz they are too expensive. So what are you doing to reduce the industrial uses of nat gas Willie? Other than try to slow down the adoption of the lowest cost low carbon energy source - by telling lies?

Aug 21, 2019
Solar and wind are parasites, cannot survive without fossil fuels.
"solar on the system leads to more NOx pollution from "stop and go" fossil generation"
"A seven-month investigation and numerous public information requests have revealed the move to increase solar power might be leading to an increase in the very emissions alternative energy sources aim to reduce."
https://nsjonline...llution/

"...renewables are the only source currently increasing..."
if by "renewables" you mean "natural gas", you're right.
See these charts:
https://pbs.twimg...rmat=jpg
https://pbs.twimg...rmat=jpg
"In reality, however, there was never a "renewable" energy revolution. It was just a scam financed by taxpayers."
https://pbs.twimg...rmat=jpg

Aug 21, 2019
if by "renewables" you mean "natural gas", you're right
When I say renewables, that is what I mean. See this chart - https://aemstatic...731.jpeg

Notice Willie keeps showing graphs of world ENERGY. No matter how many times you tell the little dip shit - that you cannot blame the electricity sector - for planes, boats, trucks, and heavy industry. but the tide is turning. Willie just has to keep lying. https://electrek....c-ferry/

How many nukes you got under your car hood Willie?

Aug 22, 2019
...When I say renewables, that is what I mean. See this chart...
Most of renewables are Biomass, worse than coal in terms of emissions.
"Renewables are the fastest growing sources of electricity. Yet the increase in CO2 accelerates? When will people appreciate what's wrong here?"
http://pbs.twimg....RC7A.jpg

"World's largest all-electric ferry completes its maiden trip" recharged by diesel/gasoline-generators.Solar and wind are scams.
...you cannot blame the electricity sector - for planes, boats, trucks, and heavy industry. but the tide is turning...
The tide is not turning for those who believe solar/wind replaces fossil fuels in practice.
"Greta will create 6x more CO2 sailing than had she flown"
https://www.forbe...want-to/
Intermittent renewables are a joke at replacing fossil fuels.

People like you believe in their own lies.

Aug 22, 2019
When will people appreciate what's wrong here?
I think people are beginning to appreciate what is wrong. The strangle hold of the fossil fuel industry is slipping. No thanks of course to nukes - but thanks to renewable energy.
recharged by diesel/gasoline-generators.Solar and wind are scams.
About 95% of Norway's electricity comes from hydro - big fat liar. https://en.wikipe...n_Norway

People like you believe in their own lies
Nope - we believe in facts. Sorry you did not pay attention on the first day of school - big fat liar.


Aug 23, 2019
Wind and solar need coal/gas-fired backup plants running all time to compensate fluctuations of production and demand.
They are parasites, cannot survive without fossil fuels. Trump is right.
"the increase of solar power in its home state of North Carolina is responsible for a spike in nitrogen oxide pollution"
https://www.ewg.o...carolina

About 95% of Norway's electricity comes from hydro
"The most dishonest trick of solar and wind proponents is to include large hydro when showing the share of renewables in the energy grid, and then talk primarily about how solar and wind can help decarbonize the economy."
"Most fans of renewable energy explicitly reject renewable hydroelectricity if it involves damming a river. Most renewable energy-lovers are also dam-haters."
https://pbs.twimg...xW7f.jpg

In a world of limited Hydro, solar and wind must parasite coal/oil/gas to survive.

Aug 23, 2019
The most dishonest trick of solar and wind...blah blah blah
So when you are caught telling vicious little shit lies - all you can do is deflect. But the fact is you have been proven wrong.

Aug 23, 2019
In a world of limited Hydro, solar and wind must parasite coal/oil/gas to survive
Which is why renewables are the only energy source increasing. So you are a liar. And the rate of increase will of course accelerate - as the cost of wind and solar drop. Notice what is happening to nukes Willie?

Aug 24, 2019
No coal/oil/gas, poor European people freeze to death.
"Wind-farm operator reveals a problem — not enough wind" - Aug 22, 2019
"We experienced operational performance issues on our wind assets, mainly driven by low levels of wind."
"A new study published in the journal Energy Policy earlier this month showed around 54% of Europe's landmass was unsuitable for wind power generation because of infrastructure or restricted land areas"
https://www.marke...19-08-22

"Which is why renewables are the only energy source increasing" together with natural gas, stupid!

"cost of wind and solar drop"
Low quality products are usually cheap because they are unreliable; no one wants it in fact. It's needed constitutional laws/mandates to force people to buy/use it. Not even those who propagandize it, buy/use it by free will, including you(green sociopath, maniac compulsive pathological liar).

15 hours ago
A new study published in the journal Energy Policy earlier this month showed around 54% of Europe's landmass was unsuitable for wind power generation because of infrastructure or restricted land areas


But another study showed that Europe could supply the whole world with power - just from on shore wind - https://www.zmesc...4082019/

But we wont have to rely just on on shore wind - cuz we have off shore wind, hydro, geothermal, solar, tidal, etc. etc. etc.


13 hours ago
...But another study showed that Europe could supply the whole world with power - just from on shore wind...
Such studies are carried out by academic charlatans/"snake oil salesmen", such as Mark Jacobson, Benjamin Sovacool, et al.; they claim that solar and wind can power the whole world while in their every day life they burn tons of fossil fuels.

Jacobson never takes into account the ecological costs of his fancy 100% WWS.
Sovacool never includes mining activities for intermittent renewables.
WWS:
"Wind Water & Solar" are free & renewable, but
"Windmills, Hydro Dams & Solar Panels", as well batteries & transmission lines, aren't.
They don't grow on trees and don't last forever.
Economically/ecologically costly.
https://pbs.twimg...7sQP.jpg
https://pbs.twimg...jb0Q.png
https://pbs.twimg...RvbN.jpg


13 hours ago
they claim that solar and wind can power the whole world while in their every day life they burn tons of fossil fuels
Yeah Willie - they have to deal with reality. Just as you do. You claim that nukes can power the whole world - while in your every day life - you burn tons of fossil fuels. See how that works? So the big difference is - 1. that renewable energy is actually replacing fossil fuels (mostly coal at the moment - but gas in next on the list.) 2. The cost - we think it is smart to use cheap renewables as the carbon free option - rather than expensive nukes. Then poor people wont have to freeze to death in the winter...

10 hours ago
Solar and wind are scams.
"Are not solar panels life expectancies typically "guaranteed" to 20 + years?"
"Walmart sues Tesla over solar panel fires at seven stores"
https://www.cnbc....res.html
https://www.nytim...res.html
"Walmart suing Tesla after seven fires at stores that were using solar panels"
https://www.usato...6251001/
"Walmart sues Tesla for negligence after repeated solar system fires"
https://finance.y...908.html
Yearly, renewables cause more deaths than all civilian nuclear in 60 years.

...renewable energy is actually replacing fossil fuels (mostly coal at the moment - but gas in next on the list.)...
Intermittent renewables are unable to replace coal/oil/gas at same time. Wind & solar are scams, they only exist to steal taxpayers' money.

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