Posted by GeorgeB on February 4, 2008, 1:10 am
In an earlier post I wrote as follows:
Wind power? Well let's see. At 2 Mw each one might expect to get not
48 kw-hrs per day, but more like 10 kw-hrs per day. And how much
energy do people consume? Well, according to the US DoE about 200 kw-
hrs per day per person! That would suggest we would have to install
about 20 wind generators per person. Ooooh look, that's only 13
billion worldwide. Piece of cake, not."
There is an error here. The correct version should read as follows:
Wind power [which after all comes for solar energy]? Well let's see.
At 2 Mw each one might expect to get not 48 Mw-hrs per day, but more
like 10 Mw-hrs per day. And how much energy do people consume? Well,
according to the US DoE about 200 kw-hrs per day per person! That
would suggest we would have to install 1 wind generator for every 50
people. Ooooh look, that's only 130,000,000 worldwide. Piece of cake,
My apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Posted by bealiba on February 4, 2008, 1:49 am
Still a load of old cobblers. Your "200kWh a day" would be for every
bit of energy used around the world divided by population.
The point, which you don't or can't face up to, is that every bit of
clean energy developed has a corresponding reduction in dirty energy.
IF we stop burning coal it could might 200 years to reduce the carbon
we have released into the atmosphere. Changing to nuclear will leave a
waste problem spanning several thousands of years.
It may be that nuclear will be needed, but, renewables will reduce
that need significantly with a resulting reduction in nuclear waste as
It is about time that people gave up their slovenly, wasteful
lifestyles and paid attention to mans future on earth.
Posted by Solar Flare on February 5, 2008, 12:39 am
Yeah but we are going to dump the nuclear waste in Australia where
nobody important lives.
Posted by bealiba on February 5, 2008, 1:15 am
Actually, the US has been after OZ for years to allow them to hollow
out Ayers Rock to use it as a storage facility. It's one of the most
geologically stable places on earth.
Posted by Norman Webb on February 5, 2008, 6:32 am
Thank christ someone knows the name of that rock.
Some people have tried to hijack the rock and call it Uluru.
I just dig out Maquaries dictionary and point out the meaning of VANQUISHED.
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