[ExI] Wind, solar could provide 99.9% of ALL POWER by 2030

Keith Henson hkeithhenson at gmail.com
Sat Dec 15 21:18:29 UTC 2012

On Sat, Dec 15, 2012 at 11:38 AM,   BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: BillK <pharos at gmail.com>

> On Sat, Dec 15, 2012 at 6:34 PM, Keith Henson wrote:
>> What they don't mention is that fossil fuel is expected to go up
>> several times as expensive as it is today.  If you don't mind paying
>> ten times as much for power, that's OK.  Of course the consequences
>> are a huge die off because fuel and food are tightly connected.
> They don't expect to be using much fossil fuel by 2030. That's the
> point of replacing it with wind and solar.
> And they compare to today's fossil fuel costs.
> Another report from the authors is here:
> <http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2013/dec/renewable-energy-121012.html>
> They have done a few new things in their calculations that seem to
> make them much more acceptable.

Well, Bill, if you are absolutely certain that these people know what
they are talking about and that their solution applies to (for example
Germany and the UK) then I can quit being concerned with low cost
power from space.

Skipping the consideration of the value of having a big presence in
space, I would rather live in an energy rich society than an energy
poor one, but YMMV.

With respect to laser propulsion and power satellites, it hardly
matters what people in western cultures think anyway.


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