As stated by Francis Menton, President of the American Friends of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, in his article posted at Gatestone Institute dated April 25, 2022, A Mostly wind-and Solar-powered U.S. Economy Is a Dangerous Fantasy.
The Biden Administration’s proposed transition to “net zero” via wind and solar power is not only not easy but is a total fantasy. It likely cannot occur at all without dramatically undermining our economy, lifestyle and security, and it certainly cannot occur at anything remotely approaching reasonable cost. At some point, the ongoing forced transition will crash and burn.
- At the current time, the government is paying little to no significant attention to the energy storage problem. There is no detailed engineering plan of how to accomplish the transition. There are no detailed government-supported studies of how much storage will be needed, or of what technology can accomplish the job, or of cost.
- It gets worse. Ken Gregory calculated the cost of such a system as well over $100 trillion, before even getting to the question of whether battery technology exists that can store such amounts of energy for months on end and then discharge the energy over additional months. And even at that enormous cost, that calculation only applied to current levels of electricity consumption…. For purposes of comparison, the entire U.S. GDP is currently around $22 trillion per year.
Menton’s article ends with this thought: “No sane, let alone competent, government would ever be headed down this path.”
Meanwhile, this country is heading down a government-directed and coerced path of massively building wind turbines and solar panels, while forcing the closure of functioning power plants burning coal, oil, and natural gas.
“Russia supplies more than 40% of the natural gas used in central Europe, with the majority of that amount flowing through Nord Stream 1. Germany became increasingly reliant on that gas as they moved to eliminate their own coal-fired generation and nuclear plants.”
As a counter to the present energy crisis, recently Germany and France have opted to resume nuclear:
Simply stated, all evidence so far indicates that the increase in CO2 and the increase in temperature are not harmful for us or for nature, making the climate hysteria surrounding the topic totally unjustified.
The truth about the climate can be found at ClimateScienceNews.com.