Destructive Renewables

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sawmill
sawmill Solar Expert Posts: 93 ✭✭✭
Just when I was starting to feel good about making a few solar KWH's, this comes along.

While the panel discussion deals mostly with wind, PV is mentioned sucking the life out of our Sun.

Hope the link works as this is a must see for all who are interested in renewable energy.

Sawmill

http://www.theonion.com/video/in-the-know-coal-lobby-warns-wind-farms-may-blow-e,20876/#

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  • Cariboocoot
    Cariboocoot Banned Posts: 17,615 ✭✭✭
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    Re: Destructive Renewables

    Ah, the Internet! Also known as the Misinformation Super Highway. :roll:

    Wind turbines blowing the Earth out of orbit? Solar panels sucking the life out of the sun?
    I despair over the state of education these days. :cry:
  • James
    James Solar Expert Posts: 250 ✭✭
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    Re: Destructive Renewables

    Great link...I also enjoyed the article about Paul McCartney

    I wonder if Edward Lorenz worked on this.....
    Hey, it's all relative!
  • Cariboocoot
    Cariboocoot Banned Posts: 17,615 ✭✭✭
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    Re: Destructive Renewables
    James wrote: »
    Great link...I also enjoyed the article about Paul McCartney

    ...daed si lauP ...daed si lauP ...daed si lauP

    :roll::p
  • James
    James Solar Expert Posts: 250 ✭✭
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    Re: Destructive Renewables

    cranberry sauce...
  • BB.
    BB. Super Moderators, Administrators Posts: 33,478 admin
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    Re: Destructive Renewables

    This.Is.Not.Going.To.End.Well.

    -lliB
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • stephendv
    stephendv Solar Expert Posts: 1,571 ✭✭
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    Re: Destructive Renewables

    It's all for a laugh, the Onion is a satirical newspaper. Even international newspapers have been fooled before: http://www.wired.com/culture/lifestyle/news/2002/06/53048
  • BB.
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    Re: Destructive Renewables

    Yes, I know the Onion very well... But my luck with "funny" threads has not been too good lately.:cry:

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • halfcrazy
    halfcrazy Solar Expert Posts: 720 ✭✭✭
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    Re: Destructive Renewables

    I look at wind turbines like the old water wheels of years past. They would suck some energy out of the river and seems like that would make it least damaging as the water went down stream. The more wind turbines that are installed the less wind there will be down wind from them as every turbine grabs its minute little amount of energy from the wind.

    PV on the other hand is absorbing the suns energy before it hits whatever the pv is covering (IE your house). My 3kw of pv is not going to suck any extra sun that may be hitting my garden lets say just what it directly shades. Now for sucking the life out of the sun that's a good one I do not even want to think about how to argue that one.

    Of course I do go by Halfcrazy :) so take it for what it is worth and with inflation that is likely to be a negative number.
  • Seven
    Seven Solar Expert Posts: 292 ✭✭
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    Re: Destructive Renewables

    I just had one of those coal nutrition bars, it was yummy.
  • Seven
    Seven Solar Expert Posts: 292 ✭✭
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    Soething scary you may need to be aware of. A new virus/worm is making the rounds.
    http://www.theonion.com/video/insidious-worm-makes-unauthorized-purchases-when-c,14399/
  • niel
    niel Solar Expert Posts: 10,300 ✭✭✭✭
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    Re: Destructive Renewables

    yes, but why worry about the earth blowing off course for did you know the earth had it's fuse lit and is waiting to explode from some of those coal mines that caught fire?:p
  • solar_dave
    solar_dave Solar Expert Posts: 2,397 ✭✭✭✭
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    Re: Destructive Renewables

    And of course there is always Yellowstone !
  • The Only Sarge
    The Only Sarge Solar Expert Posts: 164 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    LOL...that is funny I dont care who you are :)
  • Joe_B
    Joe_B Solar Expert Posts: 318 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
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    Re: Destructive Renewables
    Ah, the Internet! Also known as the Misinformation Super Highway. :roll:

    Wind turbines blowing the Earth out of orbit? Solar panels sucking the life out of the sun?
    I despair over the state of education these days. :cry:

    Lets not forget that Guam is going to capsize soon.
  • BB.
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    Re: Destructive Renewables

    That last one was a congressman from Georgia last year... You can search for videos if you want:
    • Hank Johnson (Congress D-GA) - Warns Guam May Capsize
    I am not going to link because the comments for many of these videos are not family friendly.

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • westbranch
    westbranch Solar Expert Posts: 5,183 ✭✭✭✭
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    Re: Destructive Renewables

    I hope that everyone watched the "Pulitzer Prize" video clip that follows the panels discussion on Solar / coal energy!!!


    what a hoot!

    the Onion outdoes itself with that one....
     
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  • BB.
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    Re: Destructive Renewables

    Just fair warning--not all Onion Links are forum/family/work safe.

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • ggunn
    ggunn Solar Expert Posts: 1,973 ✭✭✭
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    Re: Destructive Renewables
    niel wrote: »
    yes, but why worry about the earth blowing off course for did you know the earth had it's fuse lit and is waiting to explode from some of those coal mines that caught fire?:p

    Have you heard
    It's in the stars
    Next July we collide with Mars
    Well, did you ever?
    What a swell party this is

    - Cole Porter, sung by Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby
  • RCinFLA
    RCinFLA Solar Expert Posts: 1,484 ✭✭✭✭
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    Re: Destructive Renewables

    More likely the hot air from Washingtion D.C. is the cause of global warming.