How Exactly Do They Plan To Replace Fossil Fuels? – OpEd

Posted: March 19, 2020 by oldbrew in alarmism, climate, Energy, opinion
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That’s easy – there is no plan. Plenty of bluster, arm-waving and rash promises though. But the realities of engineering, economics, logistics and so on can’t be wished away.
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Berkeley, CA, Takoma Park, MD and other cities; California, Connecticut, New York, Virginia and other states; Germany, England and other countries; the European Union – all plan to banish oil, natural gas and coal within 10, 20 or 30 years, writes Paul Driessen @ Eurasia Review.

A number of US states have joined Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiatives and proudly say We Are Still In … the Paris climate treaty, no matter what President Trump says or does.

Forget the headlines and models, and look at hurricane, tornado, sea level and other historic records. There is no crisis, no unprecedented warming or weather events, certainly nothing that proves humans have replaced the powerful natural forces that have always driven climate changes and weather events.

But for now, let’s just examine their zero-carbon plans. How exactly will they make this happen? Where do they plan to get the turbines, panels and batteries? the raw materials to manufacture them? How do they plan to function as modern societies with pricey, erratic energy and frequent power disruptions?

How would they – or America, if the entire USA goes Green New Deal – handle a COVID-27 outbreak? How would they manufacture cars, airplanes, wind turbines, toilet paper, pharmaceuticals or much of anything else with intermittent energy?

It hasn’t worked in Europe (see below), and it won’t work here.

Full article here.

Comments
  1. pochas94 says:

    There’s no substitute for stupidity when you’re trying to wreck Western Civilization so the elites (your paymasters) can take over.

  2. oldbrew says:

    Far from replacing fossil fuels, it will be hard enough for renewables just to try and keep pace with the ongoing global increase in energy demand.

  3. Mack says:

    This article should be mailed to every MP in Parliament, inviting answers on a postcard. Wouldn’t be holding my breath for any coherent responses though. Or any answers at all as none of them have any to the questions posed in the article.

    Ironically, the current Corona virus restrictions will be giving our politicians just a little taste of what they intend to impose on the rest of us in the very near future. Hopefully, their enthusiasm for dragging us back to the Stone Age might wane a little as they actually have to imbibe a little dose of the medicine they wish the rest of us to swallow through gritted teeth.

  4. oldbrew says:

    Germany has built masses of wind turbines in the North Sea, but now finds strong public resistance to some of the thousands of kms of transmissions lines needed to carry the power across the country, as per this report…

    One fifth of Germany’s grid extensions to heavily impact environment – grid agency
    19 Mar 2020
    https://www.cleanenergywire.org/news/one-fifth-germanys-grid-extensions-heavily-impact-environment-grid-agency

    Result: useless wind turbines

  5. ivan says:

    Result: useless wind turbines

    Haven’t they always been useless? Anything relying on intermittent unreliable nature is always going to be nothing but a fad for eco-loons virtue signalling.

  6. oldbrew says:

    They can only get away with their unpredictability if there’s a reliable system in the background acting as a safety net. But as the usual policy is to degrade the reliable system year by year, it’s not hard to see where that’s inevitably leading. Bye-bye safety net.

  7. Chaswarnertoo says:

    The insanity gets worse. Can we start lynching politicians yet?

  8. stpaulchuck says:

    the Church of the Satanic Gases is a religion. As a religion it is not required to prove anything. One has to take their premise on faith and faith alone.

    And hand over the cash.

  9. Adam Gallon says:

    I did contact my MP, last year, asking her how we intended to replace even the coal-fired component of our electricity generation.
    I got a reply about “Capacity auctions”, so I asked her specifically how we’d be powering the country, pointing out that wind was producing under 2GW.
    She said she’d ask the Secretary of State. I never got any further response.
    He probably went “Search me love”

  10. oldbrew says:

    Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiatives

    More futile virtue signalling nonsense.

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