About: Can 100% renewable energy power the world? - Federico Rosei and Renzo Rosei
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As angry as us progressives are at conservatives for being anti-science on climate change, unfortunately we're being just as unscientific in our renewable energy boosterism. Granted, we should be mildly enthused that solar panels and batteries are getting better. It allows us to create renewable micro-grids and electric cars, which is great! But there are no industrial cities of a million or more people running on 100% renewables, and there are no countries running on 100% wind or solar. The countries that are 100% off fossil fuels have small populations, and huge natural resources of hydropower or geothermal. The reason this keeps not changing, and the reason it will stay the same is because the technology doesn't exist to scale wind and solar up to the big leagues. And there's no reason to think we'll be able to any time soon. We only have a few years left, we don't have time for misleading promises. Since wind and solar can't scale up to the power storage and consistency we need, we have to take another hard look at nuclear. And it turns out it's been unfairly dismissed. Check out Michael Shellenberger's Why renewables can't save the planet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-yALPEpV4w
Solar powered 18-wheelers will deliver steel and prefabricated reenforced concrete structures. It's already possible but "the man" and all of the oil billionaires are suppressing these simple solutions. IT'S A CONSPIRACY MAN !!! 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣
well, geothermal and solar would be the closest. mostly7 geothermal due to the large amount pollution that can be caused by the rare metals used to make it.
sudden thought: BIO FUELS. engineer a species of olive plant that produces extremely large amounts of oil plus recycled oil would make plenty of fuel and would have much lower carbon emissions that what's in normal oil plus less pollutants from the process of extraction.
Another thing about the building 700,000 solar panels is what location? and that will very much impact nature, But guess its ok to just deforest everything? and wind well that just kills off all the bats and stuff that fly's. I do hope we can find some way to get off fossil fuels just don't think it will be anytime soon.
Renewable energy sucks change my mind
How come nuclear energy wasn't mentioned in this video.
I wouldn't say Li-ion is light weight.
“Powerful incentives” uhhh how about us not dying due to pollution should be a big enough incentive😂
WHY DON’T WE BUILD A DYSON SPHERE ALREADY IT’S NOT THAT EXPENSIVE.
It's a Trump-style lie to claim that things built and maintained with fossil fuels are "100% renewable." Carbon credits are a parlor trick. The worst aspect is industrial wind power, the most invasive form of sprawl ever created, which really doesn't reduce carbon. See these links: http://google.com/search?tbm=isch&q=wind+farm+mountainhttps://www.google.com/search?q=wind+turbines+noise+infrasoundhttps://www.google.com/search?q=wind+turbines+birds+bats+killhttps://www.google.com/search?q=germany+energiewende+co2+emissions+failurehttps://www.google.com/search?q=cubic+mile+of+oil
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It can and will do.
We are going to have to begin serious conversations about the REAL problem with lack of progression of renewable energy. Until we start discussing this real block, it will continue un-abated. I have made it my mission to begin to help people understand what and who the real enemy is, (the fossil fuels industry)and exactly how we can fight this enemy effectively. Wanna fight? Lets get it right! https://twitter.com/TimGard1/media
Not even mentioning nuclear, one of the most important and relevant energy sources makes me not trust the content of this video. Not going show it to my kid for sure!
Am I the only one hearing excuses??