Posted by: Grant | January 24, 2012

Why “Alternatives” Aren’t An Alternative

One reason is Energy Density –  solar, wind and biofuels would take up a very large part of the Earth’s remaining open space.

WALL STREET JOURNAL
OPINION
JANUARY 18, 2012, 6:28 P.M. ET.
By Robert Bryce
Small Is Beautiful—So Go Nuclear
As environmentally friendly as they sound, biofuels and wind power squander land and other resources.
http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=small%20is%20beautiful%E2%80%94so%20go%20nuclear&source=newssearch&cd=2&ved=0CDEQqQIwAQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052970204409004577156723958026212.html%3Fmod%3Dgooglenews_wsj&ei=F60dT_2lEoWTiAf4yO2eCw&usg=AFQjCNEB-iGI_Tdmdd3ywV1giojHGVokqg&sig2=a_7uY0DiUIc6VOA4l2av7Q
(Pay walled – PDF here – http://www.fullermoney.com/content/2012-01-20/WSJ_SmallIsBeautifulSoGoNuclear18Jan2012.pdf )

…Assume you wanted to replace one-tenth of U.S. oil consumption with fuel derived from switch grass, a plant often mentioned during discussions of cellulosic ethanol. That would require cultivating some 37 million acres of land—an area roughly the size of Illinois—in nothing but switch grass… “

That’s 10 percent – You would very rapidly run out of space wouldn’t you – then there’s the huge risks of mono culture – then there’s the chemicals and genetic engineering needed for monocultures.

Greenies should be smiled at and patted on the head, but NEVER taken seriously!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: