'Green' ideas don't work with real numbers applied
As you can see most green schemes collapse pretty quickly when you apply numbers to them. The problem, of course, is that the media is so politically biased, professionally incurious, and scientifically illiterate that they accept this sort of spurious pabulum without ever engaging their critical faculties.
April 13, 2009
by Dennis Karoleski
in Seacoast Online
Interior Secretary Salazar claims ocean winds along the East Coast can generate 1 million megawatts of power, roughly the equivalent of 3,000 medium-sized coal-fired power plants, or nearly five times the number of coal plants now operating in the United States, according to the Energy Department?
Even if we could harness just 10 percent of the wind on all the oceans and only 50 percent was lost in transmission, it would still be only one quarter the coal-generated power, which is still only a fraction of the total energy demand in the U.S. It's obvious there is no chance of ocean-based... [continue via Web link]