If Green Energy Is So Great, Why Aren't The Truth about Hydrogen 4 months ago   03:30

Green energy is getting better and cheaper, yet we still largely rely on fossil fuels. Why haven't we switched to solar and wind energy yet?

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Comments 1761 Comments

Go green no matter what......
Intermittency is an intractable deficiency for wind/solar. Since they frequently generate ZERO electricity, they require 100% backup by reliable fossil fuel, nuclear or hydro power.
Shawn Sitaras
Pound-for-pound you'll never find another natural resource like oil that employs so many and can be used for so much plastic concrete most of the paints in the world countless construction materials urethane styrofoam coffee cups all those items I just named all have one thing in common they all in one way are connected to oil
Falcon2IV :\
This is stupid
Only around 300 nuclear reactors are needed to produce enough clean and carbon-free electricity to cover all the electricity needs of the USA. Doing this, electricity would be cheap, supply reliable and the power grid would be kept stable. As opposed to that hundreds of thousands of wind turbines or billions of solar panels and who knows how much energy storage would be needed.
J Wing
This has lots of misinformation. 1 wind turbine = 16,000 solar panels and this video says they cost lots of $$ upfront but none afterward. 1:46 This is a lie. Wind turbines break, catch fire and need to have their blades replaced constantly as they hit and kill birds and get torn apart by high winds.
Also the reason why we need fossil fuels is because like this video mentioned wind and solar don't always provide energy at their full capacity. In fact Wind Turbines only produce 25% of their expected output as the winds aren't going at all times.

But more importantly climate change is not as controllable as environmentalist has LIED to us to believe.

CO2 is the man gas they say we need to cut out in order to stop climate change. Yet all scientist concede that CO2 is only a small amount of the total greenhouse gases that causes climate change. Water Vapor makes up 80-95% of the total greenhouse gases, with CO2 only being about 4% of the total. On top of this man's contribution to the CO2 total is only about 3-4%, which means cutting all human CO2 contributions (including breathing) would not do squat to the greenhouse gas total.
kEy NiGht
Guys just stop using fossil fuels and switch to green energy. Its not like renewable energy sources generate 11% of the US's electricity and the only way to switch is through massive taxation and crippling of the economy right? Just switch bro.
Robin Gilliver
Atheists are the biggest problem.
James Haywood
Nuclear power is the best power.
Zach Conklin
Even if the fossil fuel industry runs everything with there power and money, we can still all of us come together and protect this earth from any harm.
The reason why they haven't pulled the plug yet because climate change is not real I'm 62 years old if climate change was so bad we would pull the plug back in the sixties and seventies get a grip and study your history
I say let the people who want Renewable Energy to pay for it, instead of voting to spend other people's money......
because you have to go bankrupt for the initial investment, and look at the BILLIONS oblow-me threw away to "green" energy co. solyndra was just one
Dutch Flats
Check with Germany, they've installed tons of solar and wind. Turns out they're now actually producing more CO2 than they did before all those renewables? Go figure?
Bill Conger
Sorry but most of what you said is bullshit or fantasy.
Ian Cocking
Gen 4 Nuclear, Molten salt Reactors, Sea water extraction of Uranium, Fusion ITER, Polywell,. The Nuclear Elephant in the room can fix Climate change but don't mention the N word. We will jump through all manner of hoops trying to get Renewable's to work and bankrupt ourselves trying. They only half work now because of Natural gas which is a lousy solution
Vincent Robinette
What you said is true, but the real solution lies in electrical energy storage. That will smooth out the intermittency of wind and even solar, and provide power through the night. It's the perfect solution for allowing baseload plants to continuously run at their most efficient output and, handle peaks in demand. It will also absorb spikes in output from wind farms during wind storms. It will also eliminate curtailment of wind turbines, which reduces their operating costs. The technologies that interest me the most are batteries (other than lithium) flywheel, and capacitors. Where weight and bulk aren't much of a concern for stationary applications, availability, cost, and longevity are. Save lithium for density critical applications like electric vehicles. Lithium and cobalt are too rare to squander on stationary energy storage. With this, renewable energy can expand to meet the growing demand without further expansion of fossil generation, and can pick up the slack from the decommissioning of old coal plants.
Vlad G
I don't know about you, but I hate being lectured by a teenage know-it-all dweeb. Millenialsplaining at its worst.
Ryan Fazal
Because then what’s the point of invading the Middle East
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