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User Info Greta: No We Don't; entered at 2019-08-12 14:27:36
Cbracket
Posts: 24
Registered: 2012-09-27
"Green" energy doesn't exist without a hefty reliance on fossil fuel.
Steel doesn't just exist in ready to assemble condition.
You gotta find some iron first...

Mining > diesel
Ocean transport > diesel electric
Ore refining > coke ovens
Land transport > diesel
Manufacture/finishing > electricity (80% fossil/nuke)
Lubricants > petrol

When a windmill or a solar panel goes live, is it ever able to generate enough "cost free" electricity to overcome the sunk fossil inputs?
2019-08-12 14:27:36