There are many reasons why so-called renewable energy isn’t really renewable or environmentally safe and why it needs massive government subsidies to even be considered for widespread use. It is expensive, unreliable and environmentally deadly. But that never matters to woke ideologues who live in fantasyland. One of the biggest problems with renewables is that they are not created by humans as oil and gas and coal and nuclear plants are, but depend on the whims of nature. As I recall, for example, the sun doesn’t shine at night, and in Minnesota this time of year we have 16 hours of darkness. And I believe that the wind doesn’t blow for 24 hours a day in many, if any, locations on earth. So we need a way to store large, incredibly large, amounts of this elusive renewable energy in order for it to be available during the entire time the population needs electricity. Battery storage is the most likely approach and making, operating and disposing of such batteries is very environmentally unfriendly. It would also take up approximately half of the earth’s surface. And have I mentioned that cost might be an issue. This article gives a very detailed exploration of the issues around battery storage, including the fact that it will cost trillions, that is right, literally trillions of dollars. (Battery Article)
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