Solar energy: better than fossil fuels, worse than anything else.

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8 comments posted
what happened to my comment

I see we only like to have comments that agree heh!

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:32
green

Really with all the new technology to clean coal, you guys as still trumpeting that coal is bad???
How much does it cost to produce this solar energy. did you know by making electricity unaffordable people are freezing to death in their own houses in Europe because they can't afford this green power to save the world..LOL. So people are dying to save the planet. Wow, how warped that human life now is expendable. This is a new god with a new religion and nothing else. Let's all bow down now.
Carbon dioxide really is a poison, really!!!!

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:24
Impacts

Excellently biased articlette.
Nuclear ?

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/29/2013 - 08:50
better than fossil fuels, worse than anything else.

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Posted by brown on Tue, 04/20/2010 - 06:38
Solar Panels

Solar panels may be cleaner than fossil fuels however producing them is environmentally destructive , and the energy it produces is significantly very minimal to even make a difference in the world. Today's solar panels are just not up to par to be mass produced and used like it is today.. For now solar panels are a green washing tactic that is being used on the public. Very unfortunate, but one day scientists and engineers will figure out the solar panel .

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 07/03/2013 - 11:16
The very purpose of this

The very purpose of this article (and this web site in general) is to quantify the total of energy/materials used to produce a unit of energy. A kilowatt is a kilowatt is a kilowatt. I show here that the total of pollution/energy/materials used to produce kilowatt of energy using solar panels is less than using coal power, that is, it is LESS environmentally destructive to use solar than coal energy. If you can show numbers proving otherwise, I will cheerfully change the article, but for now, use solar!

Posted by andrzejc on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 13:34
Vastly underestimate impact

your calculation vastly underestimates the environmental impact of wind/water turbines and how they modify the behavior of indigenous air and waterborne populations. These are non-trivial issues that increase the damage above the simple chemical contribution, and brings them closer in line with solar than they are currently shown to be.

You also, as stated above, ignore nuclear which is cleaner than anything else on the list In both the immediate-term and the geological time.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/20/2015 - 19:11
Re: Solar energy: better than fossil fuels, worse than anything

Yeah I do agree with your article. Solar, wind and fossil fuels need to access transmission lines to get their source of power to households and businesses. Those industries share the risk of accident from electrical current traveling through power lines.Australia's second biggest electricity and gas retailer, has acquired Wind Power, more than tripling its potential wind capacity to benefit from regulations supporting renewable energy. Along with existing sites and options, the purchase increases Origin's prospective capaase IncreaseDeveloping all the projects may cost as much. Brazil, long proud of its push to develop renewable energy and wean itself off oil, has a bad case of fossil-fuel fever. An enormous offshore field in territorial waters — the biggest Western Hemisphere oil discovery in 30 years. As President Barack Obama embraced renewable energy in his inaugural speech Tuesday, Clipper Windpower laid off 90 employees - about 11% of its workforce - as the global financial crisis throws a spanner in the once-booming wind industry.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/03/2009 - 00:33