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Popular Science - Green energy time is now

Popular Science - Green energy time is now

The cost of solar, wind and natural gas have dropped by 90, 71 and 32 percent respectively in 10 years. In 2019 72 percent of new energy was created through renewable resources. In the US, investor held energy plants have resulted in hesitance to move to green energy. Government subsidies have pushed producing required infrastructure for green energy near required cost to justify construction.

Joshua
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Robert_Clearwater
Robert_Clearwater 1 months

"It can borrow at low interest rates and use that advantage to help energy transition projects at state and local levels." Ah yes, let's borrow more money and have the government invest it. That has never turned out poorly. https://www.nationalreview.com/2013/04/tale-government-investment-lee-habeeb-mike-leven/

IvoryDove
IvoryDove 1 months

In the PopSci article they claim "sun and wind are free"... That's just false. In some places sun is free. In other places sun is hard to find. My old home in California was buried in 150 foot pine, fir and cedar. I didn't need AC. If I cut down the trees to put up panels, that would cost money and then I'd need AC. Nothing is free.

Darknimbus3
Darknimbus3 1 months

Rubbish. Solar is expensive to make and install, and fossil fuels still have an edge over it in many categories. Also going forward, nuclear is the way to go.

Ken Williams
Ken Williams 1 months

Trust me, if it was cheap to switch to solar, I would. I want to get away from volatile resource prices ASAP.

Papa Joe
Papa Joe 1 months

I think solar and wind are going to be big real soon. Electric and gas bills will soon go up. Politics!

bobby_5150
bobby_5150 1 months

Half of California is under rolling blackouts because of its dependence on renewable energy.

Montgomery
Montgomery 1 months

Personally I wish philosophy majors could find work because I think we need them. In the 80's and 90's the green movement were forcing companies to switch from paper bags to plastic and from paper straws to plastic because it was going to save the trees. Tree plantations grow in 5 years, cut, and then plant again... no indigenous trees were part of process... it was all a lie Now they pretend it never happened and that it wasn't funded by oil companies So now we're at solar. Rare earth materials being used and no idea of how to recycle it or stop the hectic toxicity they will cause when not recycled.... But I guess making money is good and it's a problem for future generations? Ps we are warming because we are getting out of the mini ice age that only scientifically ended in 1860... but I guess creating public outcry to make money is what the corporations want us to do. Manufacturing consent is big buiseness

Ryan Taylor
Ryan Taylor 1 months

They're still not thinking about solar correctly. You don't take new tech and jerry rig it to an outdated system. The key is decentralization. Once you've got panels on every sunlit roof: houses, apartments, businesses, industrial structures, etc., you don't need massive transmission infrastructure. Supplemental arrays would be handled at the city/county level. That would be a massive savings on infrastructure and right-of-way maintenance and more efficient as you don't get the power loss over distance.

Ian
Ian 1 months

What about nuclear, thats green

truth seeker
truth seeker 1 months

The new green deal is to raise taxes,lower people's standards to living, and for the government to expand like nothing we have ever seen. Giving the government too much power, full fledged communist control. https://www.tulsatoday.com/2019/02/10/green-new-deal-is-a-revamped-communist-manifesto/

Paul N
Paul N 1 months

Sure as soon as everybody moves to Florida it will be almost 10% of their needs.

Tengu
Tengu 1 months

It's readily apparent who's never tried to understand a circuit in school.

Barry
Barry 1 months

Apparently it might make frogs gay or something

Tiktator
Tiktator 1 months

Better be cheap since you get to replace the panels every 10 years or so

Beefy G
Beefy G 1 months

Ain't cheap enough.

ken taro
ken taro 1 months

reeee fossil fuels are my life blood

truth seeker
truth seeker 1 months

Sad thing the green energy bill is nothing about the environment. Its all about COMMUNISM. FACT.

ElNittyGritty
ElNittyGritty 1 months

The first step in solving a problem is recognizing there is one

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