Originally posted by redgy
instead of planting trees, let's fill the nation full of solar panels and wind turbines
We need to plant trees & stop deforesting, yes and the solar panels & wind sound goos to me.
add more natural gas lines through everyone's backyard, flood every prime area with hydo-electric mega dams, clear the land for super highways, industrial area's and forced housing developments
I didn't suggest that or want that. Sounds like projection to me.
isn't this a reason why china wants to stick with less green sources of power, because it is still cheaper than most other processes even though maybe not one as ever decreasing..
China get 17% of the energy from renewables. They have renewables programs that dwarf most other countries. They are rapidly transitioning towards more renewables in their mix, despite not being required to do so.
Now, why would they do that?
what power do you use on cloudy/non-sunshine days, your own 20% free power being sold back to you? how about when the grid itself goes down, do you still laugh it up with enough to spare?
My power meter spins backwards so much that the days that it is producing energy, counters the times it needs energy from the grid. In short, I produce more than I require from the grid.
how green will it really be when building all these power plants, most of australia will be waiting for decades before being placed on any such grid,
Thats why it's important to start now. It doesn't happen overnight no.
edit on 2-7-2012 by Hannagan because: (no reason given)