Offshore wind farm approved.

Autoprax

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For every KW of power generated by Wind and Solar there needs to be a fossil fuel or nuclear source of electricity generation behind it. It's the ultimate government-corporate welfare boondoggle.

Europe is so fucked right now due to their reliance on solar and wind with power shortages being common.

Efficiency is the key to reducing stack emissions from electric generation. The biggest bang for the buck is distributed generation, which results in an immediate 20% reduction in stack emissions due to reducing line losses and the conversion of electricity to heat through resistance. There's a place for wind and solar in DG but the utility scale wind and solar farms provide very to no little benefit.
I'm surprised that efficiency isn't the main push.

It's the key to everything.
 
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hammies

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On a macro scale the future doesn't look bright for oil and coal. Sure, right now China is burning coal like mad and > 90% of the cars on the road are internal combustion.

But the underlying trends are that coal is last century's energy source of choice and almost all electric generation R&D is now happening in renewables and nuclear, and I'll bet that by 2030 >50% of all new cars and trucks sold will be either hybrid or all electric.
 
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