Writing for Breitbart London, highly respected British journalist James Delingpole reports Google has quietly given up on solar and wind energy.
Briefly quoting the Breitbart London report linked above:
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.
Of course. Assuming the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by volcanoes remain at 1980’s levels, a total and observed ban on all fossil fuel use could be enacted, the amount of atmospheric carbon dioxide would drop about three percent, or less than twelve parts per million, in a year, and four percent in ten years.
But vulcanism is on the rise, with major volcanoes erupting in tectonic zones around the world. Mexico’s highly dangerous Colima erupted just today, for example.
From historic data, it will probably be decades before human contribution to carbon dioxide makes any appreciable difference. Not when one Icelandic volcano is pumping out up to 60,000 tonnes a day of sulfur dioxide; and several volcanoes around the world are each topping human production of CO2.
Worse, the total electrical energy production in the United States is about the same as the long term mean of energy in the winds. If we could capture all the world’s wind energy, and bring it to our electrical outlets without losses, we would have enough energy to power the United States. Most of the time; with long periods with too much or too little energy.
Solar energy is another bad joke. Our total electrical energy consumption at any given time is approximately 2,200,000,000 KW, the equivalent of 2,200 gigawatt power plants, with steady expansion to six teraawatts, or the equivalent of 6,000 one gigawatt power plants within 40 years.
With supply needs estimated, and without considering losses, practically speaking, one acre solidly covered with solar cells could therapeutically provide 1.25 megawatts (1,250,000) of electrical energy, for six hours a day. So we are looking at 68,700,000 acres or 605,700 square miles of area solidly paved with solar cells to provide the Earth’s electrical energy – NOW.
In a half century we will need 1,800,000 square miles of solar cells (More than half the land area of the United States) to provide enough juice to keep the lights on, the roast hot, and the beer cold.
If we could transmit that power without losses, and if we paved Libya with solar cells, we would have enough electrical energy to power the world, with a decent reserve capacity. But in less than fifty years, we would have to pave three Libya’s with solar cells, spend vast amounts keeping those cells clean from hovercraft, and we still have not taken transmission and conversion losses into account.
So I am not at all surprised Google has given up on the green energy scam. But it would seem time for the politicians and the complicit media to also give up on a fraudulent scheme to make electrical power unaffordable?