Wednesday, 19 July 2017

CAN WE DO WITHOUT FOSSIL FUELS? HERE'S WHY NOT

Here's a thought-provoking piece from the Scientific Alliance on the question of what happens when we try to do away with fossil fuels. The article has a lot of interesting statistics to show that we currently do not have a good enough strategy and unless we go for nuclear energy we are basically stuffed.  There is simply no point in doing away with the internal combustion engine or gas central heating if the electricity that is used to replace it has to be generated by using fossil fuels as we would actually end up using more of them than we do at present. Wind and solar will never be available on a big enough scale ( or at the required reliability). We must either wait for totally new technology or go for nuclear at increased cost.

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