The Problem with Green Energy
Pretty decent article in Forbes about the mathematics involved with so-called ‘green’ energy. Found the link over at Ace’s in the sidebar headlines, always a great source of thoughtfulness and amusement (sometimes at the same time!).
It’s a short article, and broken down so even a simpleton like me can understand it. And actually seems very similar to a much longer article, perhaps also in Forbes, I saw several months ago. Give it a quick read, and allow me to add my caveat whenever I see things like this stated in absolute terms: Always think in your mind “at today’s technology level.” Meaning that there might be something we can’t even predict happen tomorrow, and in 5 years we all have cars that run on magic crystals that are charged by solar radiation being blown into it by a windmill. Or maybe not. Either way, it’s still good food for thought.