Thursday, 10 October 2019

RIDDING THE WORLD OF FOSSIL FUELS BY 2050 IS IMPOSSIBLE

This article looks at the reality behind the simplistic slogan of "going net carbon zero by 2050" The article mentions building 1,500 wind turbines a day would be needed, though of course without any reliable back up from fossil fuels such a scheme would inevitably lead to frequent blackouts. Also note that building one wind turbine requires 900 tons of steel, 2,500 tons of concrete and 45 tons of nonrecyclable plastic. Solar power requires even more cement, steel and glass…

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