Renewable Energy Explained in 2 1/2 Minutes Can We Rely on Wind and Solar Energy? 9 months ago   02:41

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This is an unofficial explainer video I created for a college project. I decided to gear it toward The assets went from Adobe Illustrator to After Effects. This animation explains the different types of energy such as, fossil fuels, biomass, nuclear and renewables.

Written, animated and illustrated by Dane Bliss
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Voiceover by: Mike Porter:

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German translation by Robert Orzanna

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Eric Niegel
*FISSION* not fusion, there's a fundamental difference
this has good explanation of advantages of solar energy over non-renewable sources ..
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Gabriela Zúniga
But renewable energy sources don’t have the power to produce that much energy. Most renewable sources lose more energy than they can produce, for example OTEC or a light bulb that only uses 5% of the energy and the other 95% is lost (heat).
Harold Fernandez
Hi, there are one issue in you presentation:
Nuclear is not generated by fusion (uses Hydrogen as fuel) but is fission (uses Uranium as fuel), Fission is exactly the opposite of Fusion.
Marwan Mezoui
Great video i like it
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This is not telling you what renewable vs non renewable sources idiot
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Even biomass is a renewable energy source
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"And we even flirt with energy." lmao 😂😂😂
David Cuthbertson
This is a propaganda piece. Keep that in mind when watching this video. There is at the present time over 500 years of carbon based fuel already discovered.
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Can I use this video for my reporting? It explains everything I need. this is o helpful
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Who’s watching in 2018??
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Can We Rely on Wind and Solar Energy? Renewable Energy Explained in 2 1/2 Minutes 9 months ago   04:24

Is green energy, particularly wind and solar energy, the solution to our climate and energy problems? Or should we be relying on things like natural gas, nuclear energy, and even coal for our energy needs and environmental obligations? Alex Epstein of the Center for Industrial Progress explains.
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Are wind and solar power the answer to our energy needs? There’s a lot of sun and a lot of wind. They’re free. They’re clean. No CO2 emissions. So, what’s the problem?

Why do solar and wind combined provide less than 2% of the world’s energy?

To answer these questions, we need to understand what makes energy, or anything else for that matter, cheap and plentiful.

For something to be cheap and plentiful, every part of the process to produce it, including every input that goes into it, must be cheap and plentiful.

Yes, the sun is free. Yes, wind is free. But the process of turning sunlight and wind into useable energy on a mass scale is far from free. In fact, compared to the other sources of energy -- fossil fuels, nuclear power, and hydroelectric power, solar and wind power are very expensive.

The basic problem is that sunlight and wind as energy sources are both weak (the more technical term is dilute) and unreliable (the more technical term is intermittent). It takes a lot of resources to collect and concentrate them, and even more resources to make them available on-demand. These are called the diluteness problem and the intermittency problem.

The diluteness problem is that, unlike coal or oil, the sun and the wind don’t deliver concentrated energy -- which means you need a lot of additional materials to produce a unit of energy.

For solar power, such materials can include highly purified silicon, phosphorus, boron, and a dozen other complex compounds like titanium dioxide. All these materials have to be mined, refined and/or manufactured in order to make solar panels. Those industrial processes take a lot of energy.

For wind, needed materials include high-performance compounds for turbine blades and the rare-earth metal neodymium for lightweight, specialty magnets, as well as the steel and concrete necessary to build structures -- thousands of them -- as tall as skyscrapers.

And as big a problem as diluteness is, it’s nothing compared to the intermittency problem. This isn’t exactly a news flash, but the sun doesn’t shine all the time. And the wind doesn’t blow all the time. The only way for solar and wind to be truly useful would be if we could store them so that they would be available when we needed them. You can store oil in a tank. Where do you store solar or wind energy? No such mass-storage system exists. Which is why, in the entire world, there is not one real or proposed independent, freestanding solar or wind power plant. All of them require backup. And guess what the go-to back-up is: fossil fuel.

Here’s what solar and wind electricity look like in Germany, which is the world’s leader in “renewables”. The word erratic leaps to mind. Wind is constantly varying, sometimes disappearing completely. And solar produces little in the winter months when Germany most needs energy.

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