Coming Soon! - What's Wrong with Wind and Solar?

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Are wind, solar, and batteries the magical solutions to all our energy needs?
In this new video releasing Monday, Mark Mills, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, analyzes the true cost - both economic and environmental - of so-called green energy.
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WALLY BUTLER
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@ MARK MILLS, (1) I watched your new video on Prager U (2) Your video is the only video ever produced by Prager U that I classified as DECEPTIVE. Here is why... 💥 I am a staunch conservative but I'm also for the technological advances of America. 🕵️‍♀️ If you'll check my FB wall you'll see I am a strong supporter of Prager University, President Trump, and American exceptionalism, but this particular video is an embarrassment to Prager's intellectual honesty and it shows ignorance of not being up on TECHNOLOGY. ✅ Straw man arguments. The video assumes that Science and Technology will never advance past 2020 and calculates the future as if we are stuck in the year 2020. It's the equivalent of (in 2003) saying (a) online banking will never work because not enough people have the internet or (b) IN 1901 SAYING CARS WILL NEVER REPLACE HORSE AND CARRIAGES BECAUSE THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH CARS. 🎯 Example; in the video, they cite the number of batteries needed and they conveniently overlook facts. First of all you don't consider the fact that there are many types of batteries to store power. They assume that chemical batteries ( like in an electric vehicle) are the only way to ever store energy for the electric grid. This is not true. ⚠️ There are other types of batteries in use to store energy; (a) hydroelectric power used as a battery, (b) compressed gases, (c) electrolysis, and (d)gravity. There are technology companies already manufacturing these three types of energy storage batteries. They all work much higher than the chemical efficiencies presented in the Prager video. ✅ (1.) Simply pumping water uphill with excess solar or wind power, and storing it at the top of a high hill or a mountain is a battery. When needed, allowing it to run downhill turning turbines at night is a very efficient way to store clean energy for nighttime use. A battery doesn't have to be a chemical battery as the Prager video deceptively states. Also, this type of battery basically will never wear out and need to go to the landfill (to dispose of excess water grow some fruit trees). ✅ (2.) Another way to store excess clean energy to be used when needed is through electrolysis. This uses wind or solar power to separate & store hydrogen and oxygen in a compressed state. The compressed oxygen can be sold for industrial or medical purposes while the hydrogen can give off energy by (1) simply allowing it to expand turning an expansion generator as it is on its way to be (2) burned in a conventional electric peaker plant. When it's burned the result is water, not a CO2 gas. ✅ (3.) Another interesting battery is a high-tech system that can be built the size of a conventional power plant which simply is a system of robotic cranes that take clean electrical energy and lift heavy building blocks stacking them higher and higher. When the need occurs to draw power out of this system the weights are lowered turning a generator as they go down. 👨‍🔬Chemical batteries are not the only way to store clean energy and these other batteries are far smarter than simply trying to build massive chemical batteries everywhere ( as this is Prager's strawman argument). 🎯 The other thing deceptive in the video is that the video talks about environmental damage by mining or disposing of chemicals to manufacture either batteries wind turbines or solar cells. This is a straw man argument and completely unfair as they do not do an equal comparison with the environmental impact of building massive coal-fired power plants. I guess since all the leftists are environmentalists they're trying to show that the left's attempts are hypocritical. ----- It's somewhat hypocritical to not be up on actual facts when you're trying to paint someone else is being hypocritical and your lack of facts makes you the hypocrite... 🎯 Here are the facts ; (1.) Tesla has almost completely eliminated Cobalt from batteries for USA vehicles. (2.) Tesla's produced in China is actually Nickle free. (3) Old Tesla batteries don't go to the landfill. In Tesla's Nevada factory the lithium, cobalt, aluminum, copper, and steel will be recovered from the batteries in a closed-loop system that optimizes the materials for new battery production. The Prager video is completely wrong concerning these points as to it applying to Tesla. 🎯 Also deceptive is the Prager video's statistics on the number of chemical batteries necessary to supply America and the number of chemical batteries that could be produced by Tesla. This is clearly a strawman argument with three built-in assumptions. (1.) They assume that Tesla is the only battery manufacturer in existence... and (2.) They assume that Tesla would never increase production. (3.) They assume the only type of battery in use would be a chemical battery --- All are simply just not true. ⚠️ I posted this response because it is really irritating when you see a very smart conservative produce something that makes them look like buffoons. I'm a conservative and I don't appreciate this Prager stupidity. 😱 By the way, I don't think that my Suburban or BMW contributes to increasing the temperature of the world. But I do think vehicle emissions do negatively impact air quality and air quality negatively impacts human health. Air quality is actually a sound argument for the leftist. Global warming is a total buffoonery. ⚠️ In regards to Energy (production, use, and storage) this Prager video is about as stupid as the Left's arguments for global warming. 😱 I live in Jacksonville Beach and when the COVID-19 hit in March, the local Government completely shut down everything, and people were not driving in Jacksonville Florida. All of my life the water at Jacksonville Beach has had a nasty looking dark black/gray tone... after 3 weeks of almost no one driving gasoline-powered Vehicles the water actually turned a light blue/green as you see in the Caribbean. Absolutely amazing. 🤫 With all of that said I think clean energy is the way to go and if I had my way we would be building ☢️nuclear power plants because that's actually better than any of this. However, the problem with Nukes is you can't increase or decrease production for the spikes in the demands quickly enough for a normal municipal utility. Those spikes in demands are filled with what's called "peaker plants" which are mostly turbines powered by natural gas. ☢️ If we built Nukes for our baseload and used Renewables to supply compressed hydrogen (via electrolysis) to peaker plants we could completely eliminate CO2 emissions (for air quality purposes), solve the battery problem, and have cleaner and cheaper energy. 🌻"For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign LORD will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations."-Isaiah 61:11 🎯 Checkmate on this deceptive Prager Video. I classify this as the only video ever produced by Prager that is PROPAGANDA.
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xXN3RDzFanXx 27 өдрийн өмнө
This should be the top comment. I hope more people take the time to read this
Cult of the United Earth C.U.E
Cult of the United Earth C.U.E Сарын өмнө
Carbon
Bo Rood
Bo Rood Сарын өмнө
It sucks. It's terrible.
Chris Van Bekkum
Chris Van Bekkum Сарын өмнө
Too expensive !!!!
Imma Farma
Imma Farma Сарын өмнө
What's wrong with them? They don't fund our videos!
Francisco Rendón
Francisco Rendón Сарын өмнө
I'm sure the video will be based on nonsense and arbitrary biases as always, if it's not I'll gladly the L
Yoonchan (Chris) Lee
Yoonchan (Chris) Lee Сарын өмнө
try nuclear for stability and renewables for flexability.
jrjohnryanjr
jrjohnryanjr Сарын өмнө
Very few claim that solar and batteries are currently ready to give us all the power we need But of course renewables are continuing to give us a larger share of our pier and their technology keeps improving And not all batteries are chemical why not mention that ?
Jonathan Tan
Jonathan Tan Сарын өмнө
Fuel cells are the solution. Fuel cells are cleaner way to extract energy from fossil fuels. Its not perfectly emission free though. Alternatively, use solar and wind to produce hydrogen to be stored in a hydrogen tank. Then use fuel cells, thr only byproduct would be water and heat. Sadly dems are nt interested in truth. No nuclear but green new deal. No reality check at all. The provide the problem but does not want a solution.
The Phantom
The Phantom Сарын өмнө
There not perfectly clean sources of energy but the way we are now is not good enough. Entire species have gone extinct because of climate change.
The Phantom
The Phantom Сарын өмнө
stack Whale www.ucsusa.org/resources/hidden-costs-fossil-fuels
Nox Lupa
Nox Lupa Сарын өмнө
What’s wrong with solar and wind? *don’t get me started.* (Seriously have you seen Germany?)
nekeke
nekeke Сарын өмнө
We must stop the climate catastrophism Mafia!!!!! Human-caused temperature increase is a FRAUD!!!!!. CO2 (the gas of LIFE AND PHOTOSYNTHESIS) IS GOOD, VERY GOOD. POLLUTION IS BAD. World scientists sign and send letter to the U.N. warning about this fraud: clintel.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Guus-Berkhout_essay-2020_V4-def.pdf clintel.nl/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/ecd-letter-to-un.pdf Italian scientists sign a petition to their government warning about this fraud: notrickszone.com/2019/07/04/90-leading-italian-scientists-sign-petition-co2-impact-on-climate-unjustifiably-exaggerated-catastrophic-predictions-not-realistic/ World scientists made earlier petition about this massive fraud: www.petitionproject.org cei.org/blog/wrong-again-50-years-failed-eco-pocalyptic-predictions www.populartechnology.net/2014/12/all-97-consensus-studies-refuted-by.html Statements by IPCC experts against the IPCC: climatism.blog/2020/03/07/46-statements-by-ipcc-experts-against-the-ipcc/ www.researchgate.net/publication/324599511_Thermal_Enhancement_on_Planetary_Bodies_and_the_Relevance_of_the_Molar_Mass_Version_of_the_Ideal_Gas_Law_to_the_Null_Hypothesis_of_Climate_Change drive.google.com/file/d/1TNbxIdU4mEsEcxuPNoPllAchyg2FktR-/view?usp=drivesdk mnpost.info/zone/oLLTe5bQaJdmpZQ/video mnpost.info/zone/jr_Zoc3cb6eGZ6Q/video
Rob Grant
Rob Grant Сарын өмнө
We are Burning NON-RENEWABLES Mark. It’s in the Name.. Do you have Grandkids?
Arik Wolf
Arik Wolf Сарын өмнө
Wind doesn't work when there is no wind. And the turbines kill thousands of endangered birds. Solar doesn't work when there is no Sun. Batteries can't store enough energy for the periods of no wind and/or no sunlight. And the raw materials are rare and hard to get. All are so inefficient that energy costs would bankrupt the country if we only depend on these. And none of these can respond to the daily rapid changes in power requirements. The only truly green energy is nuclear energy.
Kay Dach
Kay Dach Сарын өмнө
I no longer need my job thanks to, *p a i d t o b e h o m e .c o m*
Nishikata
Nishikata Сарын өмнө
How much did big oil payed ya to say this propaganda piece?
Lancefer66
Lancefer66 Сарын өмнө
Running a house on battery can be very inconvenient as well. Want to make a pot of coffee? make sure your water heater is off and turn off your dryer. Now if you use a battery just for backup and storage while staying connected to the grid, that would be awesome and is something I am considering. I am also waiting for the final determination as to weather solar panels; after 30 years of use can be safe for the environment as well as what it takes to create them. Living off grid is the dream (with enough batteries and solar panels to run anything I want), but not at the price of our environment.
greenmind zane
greenmind zane Сарын өмнө
Trump-Humpers avoid the climate change subject during fire season.
Carlo Leon
Carlo Leon Сарын өмнө
Nope, I suport wind and solar power all the way. As for the moral standards im Conservative.
Nimish Apte
Nimish Apte Сарын өмнө
Environment matters more than the bottom line
Robert Callaghan
Robert Callaghan Сарын өмнө
2020 : 2% of global energy is solar and wind -- after 20 yrs trying 2040 : 15% of global energy will be renewable 2050 : 28% of global energy will be renewable *4% of mammals are wild and 68% have been wiped out in 50 years* Humans & livestock caused 80% of extinctions, climate change is just getting started 1 million species of plants and animals at risk of extinction ( Nat Geo 2019 ) 97% of great fresh water species gone since 1970 ( Guardian 2019 ) 96% of mammals are livestock and human ( Ecowatch 2018 ) 96% of tigers gone in 100 years ( IFL Science 2019 ) 90% of elephants gone in 100 years ( Hurriet 2019 ) 90% of lions gone in 100 years ( African Impact 2019 ) 90% of Leatherback sea turtles gone since 1980 ( Earth Watch undated ) 90% of Monarch Butterflies gone in 20 years ( Inhabitat 2014 ) 80% of Antarctic Krill gone in 30 years ( Research Gate 2005 ) 77% of Eastern lowland gorillas gone since 1996 ( Treehugger 2020 ) 60% of world’s wildlife has been wiped out since 1970 ( Science Daily 2020 ) 50% of Marine vertebrates gone since 1970 ( WWF 2015 ) 50% of Great Barrier Reef gone since 1985 ( Live Science 2012 ) 40% of Giraffes gone since 1990 ( NRDC 2019 ) 40% less insects in next 30 years ( PNAS 2019 ) 4% of mammals are wildlife ( Vegan News 2020 ) 700 Marine Species Might Go Extinct Because of Plastic ( Green Planet 2019 ) 500 vertebrate species of less than 1,000 individuals ( PNAS 2020 ) 500 species of animal have gone extinct since 1900 ( RD 2019 ) no trees = no air : www.pnas.org/content/early/2015/07/14/1508353112 numbers & sources : lokisrevengeblog.wordpress.com/2020/09/04/by-the-numbers/
Robert Callaghan
Robert Callaghan Сарын өмнө
@stack Whale you can blame man for devolution
Robert Callaghan
Robert Callaghan Сарын өмнө
*Academic circle jerk auto asphyxia is the leading cause of male extinction* Weather = flash floods + flash fires + flash droughts + flash mobs Climate = 30 years of weather + you don't got time to worry about climate *4% of mammals are wildlife and 68% have been wiped out in 50 years* Humans & livestock caused 80% of extinctions, climate change is just getting started 1 million species of plants and animals at risk of extinction ( Nat Geo 2019 ) 97% of great fresh water species gone since 1970 ( Guardian 2019 ) 96% of mammals are livestock and human ( Ecowatch 2018 ) 96% of tigers gone in 100 years ( IFL Science 2019 ) 90% of elephants gone in 100 years ( Hurriet 2019 ) 90% of lions gone in 100 years ( African Impact 2019 ) 90% of Leatherback sea turtles gone since 1980 ( Earth Watch undated ) 90% of Monarch Butterflies gone in 20 years ( Inhabitat 2014 ) 80% of Antarctic Krill gone in 30 years ( Research Gate 2005 ) 77% of Eastern lowland gorillas gone since 1996 ( Treehugger 2020 ) 68% of world’s wildlife has been wiped out since 1970 ( Mongabay 2020 ) 50% of Marine vertebrates gone since 1970 ( WWF 2015 ) 50% of Great Barrier Reef gone since 1985 ( Live Science 2012 ) 40% of Giraffes gone since 1990 ( NRDC 2019 ) 40% less insects in next 30 years ( PNAS 2019 ) 4% of mammals are wildlife ( Vegan News 2020 ) 700 Marine Species Might Go Extinct Because of Plastic ( Green Planet 2019 ) 500 vertebrate species of less than 1,000 individuals ( PNAS 2020 ) 500 species of animal have gone extinct since 1900 ( RD 2019 ) *Sources* lokisrevengeblog.wordpress.com/2020/09/04/by-the-numbers/ With 23 billion chickens on earth, if one sneezes we all get the flu, covids et al are here to stay Livestock use 80% of antibiotics, and the age of effective antibiotics is nearly over Plastic harms the plankton that produce 10% of earth's oxygen *Green Energy Sources & Numbers* 2020 : 2% of global energy is solar and wind -- after 20 yrs trying www.iea.org/data-and-statistics 2020 : CO2 up 60% in 30 yrs : up 30% in 15 yrs lokisrevengeblog.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/c02-human.png 2030 : 50% of world will be short of water lokisrevengeblog.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/water-wri.png 2040 : 15% of global energy will be renewable lokisrevengeblog.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/2040-energy.png 2050 : 28% of global energy will be renewable, at best -- assuming no snags or snafus lokisrevengeblog.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/2050.png 2050 : 600 ppm CO2 BAU = 2X safe limit of 300 ppm set by James Hansen lokisrevengeblog.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/rcp8.5.png?w=1024 Vaclav Smil says energy transformations take a minimum of 75 years This is because electricity is a little over 20% of global energy use Cascading tipping point collapse starts at 1.5 °C lokisrevengeblog.wordpress.com/tipping-point-fraud/ Humans burn fuel at 3 Hiroshima bombs every 5 seconds Ice is melting at 1 million tons per minute per year We have to stop burning 50% of fuel in 10 years to stop runaway hothouse mass extinction Runaway hothouse mass extinction cannot be stopped or reversed once started *REAL CLIMATE JUSTICE = 100% PRIVATE GLOBAL CARBON UBI = 0% FOR GOVERNMENTS* lokisrevengeblog.wordpress.com/2020/07/16/the-book-of-knowledge-witless-wonders/ Private dividends were first proposed by James Hansen and several economists 10 years ago He said they would unite left and right to reduce emissions faster than any other way The reason you don't know what private carbon dividends are is because your head is filled with nonsense Male Extinction Affects All Vertebrate Classes lokisrevengeblog.wordpress.com/toxic-half-life/ zxzxzxznbnbn
JD Hood
JD Hood Сарын өмнө
It's like a "commercial-inception"... Commercials, within commercials, within commercials...
Hanna Mckenzie
Hanna Mckenzie Сарын өмнө
I can finally enjoy life thanks to, *p a i d t o b e h o m e .c o m*
Mark Henry
Mark Henry Сарын өмнө
I no longer need my work with the help of, *p a i d t o b e h o m e .c o m*
HellBent
HellBent Сарын өмнө
When we have natural gas and nuclear power, wind and solar are just expensive, inefficient add-ons -- put in place not to provide power but to be virtue-signaling beacons.
Terrestrial Observer
Terrestrial Observer Сарын өмнө
Anyone notice how Bill Gates is suuuuuper into the idea of Green New Deal and he's also buying up nuclear plants? Seems like he's aware of cloudy days with no wind and wants to be prepared for us.
Skander Man
Skander Man Сарын өмнө
I think nuclear is the future, but for now coal and oil is fine
dudeonthasopha
dudeonthasopha Сарын өмнө
I'd like to point out this channel is funded by fracking billionaires and serves as a propaganda hub for their economic interests.
Richard Lee
Richard Lee Сарын өмнө
If you want cheap Green energy for your home, don't mess with panels and end up with a leaky roof or a house you can't sell. Just buy your power from a Green Energy supplier. Here in Massachusetts, I use a Texas company with a low rate. It's 'ClearView Electric' and the only things that damages my roofs, are squirrels in the summer and extra deep snow in the winter.
Sebastian The Goat
Sebastian The Goat Сарын өмнө
Wind and solar are very dependent on location and the surrounding environment's climate for it to work. For an area that doesn't get a lot of wind or wind infrequently, wind power probably isn't the best bet. Plus there's the birds that have frequently been killed because of them. Solar i think is dependent on strong sunlight for it to work efficiently, so it's not gonna work in areas that rain a lot or where the sun doesn't shine much (the poles).
Nimish Apte
Nimish Apte Сарын өмнө
Nuclear energy is true future
Sebastian The Goat
Sebastian The Goat Сарын өмнө
@mike how do wind and solar have more opportunities? and Hydro i did not mention.
mike
mike Сарын өмнө
But wind solar and hydro offer more opportunities. Its not either or. Also Who cares about birds . That's not a valid argument
The Guardian Monke
The Guardian Monke Сарын өмнө
I smell a big oil shill, just like Prageru.
Richard Lee
Richard Lee Сарын өмнө
I am not! I always use synthetic oil, like Mobile 1. ;)
a 2345193
a 2345193 Сарын өмнө
I will tell you in the still of night...
Islander
Islander Сарын өмнө
It's FREE, but in reality nothing is free...paying for yesterday's technology today is not a good idea.
CuriosityFTW
CuriosityFTW Сарын өмнө
If an environmentalist is for wind/solar, against coal but for electric cars, against controlled burns, or against nuclear power... They're a fraud.
Raccoon Man
Raccoon Man Сарын өмнө
They lessen the consumption of fossil fuels, but not enough to make a major difference.
Shakile Zaman
Shakile Zaman Сарын өмнө
we’re gonna need advancements in solar to get closer to making a Dyson sphere. Nuclear energy is the move tho
daniel_960_
daniel_960_ Сарын өмнө
What’s wrong with wind and solar is we can’t store it. With enough batteries we will. Then there’s nothing more wrong. No easy task but possible. We can’t burn coal and oil forever anyway. Battery storage is already cheaper than opperating dirty peaker plants.
Richard Lee
Richard Lee Сарын өмнө
I want to replace my 48v lead-acid back-up battery bank (it's 10 years old) with the new high-tech batteries.. But the COST is in orbit.
Curas1
Curas1 Сарын өмнө
The reason renewable energy is so important is besides being environmentally friendly ( with future technology making it more so every day) is that it conserves oil and its waste even if that's slightly more expensive at times. It's disingenuous to say by anyone we will never need fossil fuel
CuriosityFTW
CuriosityFTW Сарын өмнө
Renewable energy requires tearing down large swathes of the environment and placing wildlife at risk of either being caught in wind turbines or instantly roasted to death by solar panels. It's literally the opposite of environmentally friendly.
AirDailyX Flight Simulation
AirDailyX Flight Simulation Сарын өмнө
These preview videos are getting annoying. Just drop the damn video. This is youtube not network television.
ignacio lopez
ignacio lopez Сарын өмнө
F**king old people want to stick to coal and gas , y'all will be dead soon and the newer generation will make this look easy
Richard Lee
Richard Lee Сарын өмнө
Don't underestimate us 1940s boomers. I hated paying for home heating oil that cost as much as gasoline. So, I started heating my home electrically, with modern Mini-Split systems, just like they use in most of the world. (1/4 the cost of oil heat) It's also a very cheap way to cool your home in summer. Uses a lot less KW hours than old style HVAC systems. (or in-the-window wall-shaker ACs) Those old-tech systems are real power hogs. The negative part is, these new systems aren't manufactured in the USA.
Tabitha Asher
Tabitha Asher Сарын өмнө
Nothing that we can't fix, if enough funding and time were given to it. What's wrong with fossil fuels? We're going to run out sooner or later, and the heavy use of them is causing harm to the ecosystem. But of course, we should just keep relying on them anyway, right? Global warming doesn't exist.
Richard Lee
Richard Lee Сарын өмнө
@Tabitha Asher PS: PragerU released the video: mnpost.info/zone/h9fWp7ela5qBnXo/video Not good news for the Green New deal, unless you own some of the land that will strip-mined to get all the raw materials to build the world's most land-using makeshift infrastructure. Yeah, if everyone pitched in, it would take at least 50 to 100 years to finish. Since the many of main components will need replacement in about 20 years, all the early installations (solar & wind farms) will need massive maintenance work installing replacement panels etc. Panel factories would have to keep pumping out replace panels forever. We would have to figure out how to use the old panels, because recycling them would take too much power. Maybe use the to make houses for the millions of workers needed to support the makeshift infrastructure. However, if it would be a lot easier to just use that old progressive backup plan, Eugenics. Clean air and water for the lucky few.. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Sanger#Eugenics www.bbvaopenmind.com/en/science/bioscience/the-era-of-eugenics-when-pseudoscience-became-law/
Richard Lee
Richard Lee Сарын өмнө
@Tabitha Asher If the USA doesn't want to save the planet then, maybe other nations will take the lead. Who cares if it's China or India. America isn't going to be able to heat and cool our homes, charge up our electric cars, run our clothes dryers and make things like Aluminum, without a lot of power. Solar and wind doesn't make enough power 24-7-365. Google "Maunder Minimum" and read about how the cold weather was a disaster for farming in the northern hemisphere. So, what's going to happen to the solar panels in Massachusetts, if we get 4 feet of snow, every week for a few months? Those panel farms will be useless. Wind Turbines power production here is so low (low wind speed), the Turbines here are mostly just for show. Not sure about the offshore turbines down on Cape Cod. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Wind#Cost The very rich folks who live down there don't like the Turbines, so expansion is not likely to happen.
Tabitha Asher
Tabitha Asher Сарын өмнө
@Richard Lee I thought according to PragerU, China is the enemy we need to worry about. Globalization and all. So you're going to completely contradict that or do you not believe it? Also, so you're fine with nuclear energy? What about wind or solar? Or any other, easier type of renewable energy?
Richard Lee
Richard Lee Сарын өмнө
@Tabitha Asher"what happens when we run out of fossil fuels."?? Yikes! That's not a rhetorical question? Everyone who has ever studied this problem, understands the solution is to use safe Molten Salt Thorium reactors. Heck, we gave the Chinese our 1960s designs. We should be able to buy Thorium Reactors from China (or India), long before we run out of oil..
Tabitha Asher
Tabitha Asher Сарын өмнө
@Richard Lee ...except all the studies, proving man-made global warming is real. But apparently those are part of the conspiracy. Also, you're still not answering the question on what happens when we run out of fossil fuels. Cute. Almost like if you ignore the question, it doesnt exist. Even if global warming doesnt exist, what's the harm in getting ahead of the inevitable extinction (for lack of a better word) of fossil fuels and moving to something a little more renewable? Or are you going to ignore this too? Hell, I even granted your global warming is a scan bit. Just answer the question. Please. What's the harm in finding better ways that are actually renewable? Y'know... now like fossil fuels. Which will run out eventually. Because they take literal centuries to make.
J E
J E Сарын өмнө
Wind and Solar are entirely American Industries - However Big Oil will always oppose these technologies in order to line their pockets. Every Solar company I know of employs local jobs, installers, and are often small businesses. Same for Wind. It's no small wonder GOP is highly against a new American Industry. Because it's against the Saudi Oil Barrons who line their pockets.
monzred
monzred Сарын өмнө
Yes I’m an doing my honours on renewable energy and those damn batteries costs too much like too much and with little life years and barely can keep up with load demands. It’s just not economical and environmentally good in long term. But PV has lots of potential, especially if all excess electricity are used. I say no to renewables only and also no to Coal only. It should be whatever resource is plenty in the location.
Bolizen
Bolizen Сарын өмнө
@monzred How is it a money grab? How is it hypocritical?
monzred
monzred Сарын өмнө
Bolizen the climate may change but we shouldn’t kill ourselves trying to fix it. It’s become a big industry of hypocrisy and unnecessary money grab
monzred
monzred Сарын өмнө
rogerwilco99 i agree with you man. I’m all for innovations and better solutions but we shouldn’t just do it to meet quotas and pressure. Nuclear is the best solution in terms of costs and reliability.
Bolizen
Bolizen Сарын өмнө
@rogerwilco99 Ever heard of climate change?
rogerwilco99
rogerwilco99 Сарын өмнө
Oddly enough, using whatever source is the most plentiful in the area is what our power grid has done for the last 80 years. But the Left wants to FORCE us off of fossil fuels, hydro and nuclear (the three best sources of cheap, reliable power). This is NOT our choice as a people. This choice is going to be FORCED on us by the Left. As an EE I've studied wind and solar and the issues surrounding both for years. And my conclusion is that we may be force to switch to them one day. But until the problems with those are solved, we should not go running to them. Even with hundreds of billions of dollars in subsidies they are still not viable sources of energy. until they are mature enough to be viable on their own without the government forcing our hand then I don't want to be forced to switch to power that is more expensive, less reliable, and has serious problems with causing damage to the environment. The Left tries to sweep all these issues under the rug. But their desire to switch is more about control than it is about making a reasonable decision.
Thomas Buchanan
Thomas Buchanan Сарын өмнө
I think a mix of fossil fuels and sustainable energy is key switching completely to one sole power source will have draw backs on both sides
Mr. Moto
Mr. Moto Сарын өмнө
If they flipped the title around to read: "What's Right with Wind and Solar", the video would be very short. The answer is: "nothing". Their only purpose is to damage the country. You know, like COVID and BLM. There is no climate crisis; it's just another leftist lie.
Matthijs
Matthijs Сарын өмнө
@mike Scientists confirm that global warming is happening. Even if we have an endless supply of coal, we would still need to change to solar or wind energy, because the world is getting to warm.
mike
mike Сарын өмнө
Nope. Energy independence. You have liberal derangement syndrome. And have forgotten how many liberty driven preppers are dedicated to energy independence using wind sun and water power.
Matthijs
Matthijs Сарын өмнө
@rogerwilco99 So the heat rising in California is not global warming? Everywhere the earth is heating up. We need to make sure the temperature will be lowered otherwise life won't be possible anymore. This is a problem that needs to be adressed.
rogerwilco99
rogerwilco99 Сарын өмнө
The only reason to study wind and solar power is that eventually fossil fuels will run out. Not for a long time, yet. But they will eventually run out. And we need an alternative for that time. Unfortunately, nuclear power, while the safest form of energy we know of, can't be the replacement because we'd run through all the uranium (turn it into lead eventually) in less than a century. And where DO we put all the nuclear waste from that many reactors? You're talking THOUSANDS more reactors. And reactors must be shutdown after a few decades because nuclear fission causes problems with the hardware and it must be replaced. Other parts also become radioactive and can't be worked on safely (or even inspected directly). So, reactors must be deactivated eventually. So, we'd have to keep building new ones. The general public has a huge phobia about nuclear power because the greens keep lying about the dangers. There ARE dangers. But they're not what people are told. (the China Syndrome movie which scared the hell of so many and is the reason most people have this phobia was complete bollocks) We would be idiots NOT to study alternative forms of power generation. But you're right. There IS no climate crisis like the greens keep saying there is. That's just propaganda to scare people to justify the watermelons (green on the outside, red on the inside) taking control of our lives. Just like the Antifa and BLM factions, the alarmists are all Marxists and wannabe authoritarians using fear to try to sell themselves as our "saviors". Same tactic some in government have used for decades, create a fake problem then try to convince us that they have the solution if we'll just give them more power and control. When the problem doesn't go away, they come back for more power and control. And the problem NEVER gets "fixed" because the problem wasn't real. But, now they have complete control and all the power and they don't care if we figure out there never was a problem. It's too late by then.
Sal3600
Sal3600 Сарын өмнө
I hate how this type of electricity generation is politicised. It clouds peoples understanding such that they don't realise it has advantages and disadvantages. We need a mix of everything. Especially more nuclear.
Apex Predator
Apex Predator Сарын өмнө
Agreed, let the experts in the industry drive technology.
BigMo
BigMo Сарын өмнө
Read (or listen) the book “apocalypse never”. Author lays out the answer to this and other environmental Issues in a very factual and revealing way.
hbarudi
hbarudi Сарын өмнө
Video just advertises another video coming later? No I will dislike those video. Just upload the original video to show your criticism against alternative energy.
iamchillydogg
iamchillydogg Сарын өмнө
Magical? Yes.
rogerwilco99
rogerwilco99 Сарын өмнө
I like this channel a LOT. But I really don't like getting teaser videos. Why make a video about a video? You just wasted my time. I really don't like that.
iamchillydogg
iamchillydogg Сарын өмнө
It does say "coming soon".
schmiddes Werban
schmiddes Werban Сарын өмнө
Answer is easy: prageru is founded and sponsored by fraking billionaires and they don't want to go out of business so they make sure to produce propaganda.
Apex Predator
Apex Predator Сарын өмнө
Garry, However Germany has been saying the same thing for decades and 2038 is a long way away. Maybe that is why Germany is BUILDING NEW coal plants. www.airclim.org/acidnews/germany-still-constructing-new-coal-power-stations. If "ifs" and "buts" were candy and nuts, wouldn't it be a Merry Christmas?
Garry
Garry Сарын өмнө
@Apex Predator This is incorrect. Brown coal usage is planned to stop 2035 - "The German plan says lignite, also known as brown coal - which is abundant, cheap and dirty - could be phased out by 2035, depending on the progress made in the coming years." - while hard coal usage is planned to end by 2038.
Apex Predator
Apex Predator Сарын өмнө
Markus Schubert you have me confused with another person.
Markus Schubert
Markus Schubert Сарын өмнө
@Apex Predator so what? Where is your answer to my comment? The regular interruptions in the supply of natural gas during the winter months have always been Russia's political leverage for former satellite states. At no time was Germany's supply at risk. The current threat in connection with Nord Stream 2 can be classified similarly.
Apex Predator
Apex Predator Сарын өмнө
Markus Schubert I trust German engineers operating nuclear plants over Russian pipelines. Every customer has expected supply issues when dealing with Russian supply lines. It is best for Germany to use German energy.
Raptor Dave
Raptor Dave Сарын өмнө
If only we could convert liberal stupidity into energy. We would be set forever.
ATLOffroad
ATLOffroad Сарын өмнө
Yes. Wind and solar could power all our needs. Just use windmills to power hydrogen generators, transfer hydrogen via pipeline to large fuel cell power plants, and presto! Clean energy where the only byproduct is clean H2O.
Country Craftsman
Country Craftsman Сарын өмнө
Ah the dirty little secret to not so great energy alternatives. Myth busting, can't wait.
Conservative Chicken
Conservative Chicken Сарын өмнө
Anti-Matter is the best option 1 KILLO could send a rocket to Alpha Centauri (4 light years away) at half the speed of light but right now it’s extremely expensive (1 Trillion Dollars a gram) if you get it cheaper it would be a good fuel source
mike
mike Сарын өмнө
Also pixie dust. Let's not forget pixie dust
rogerwilco99
rogerwilco99 Сарын өмнө
Since we're really not sure that antimatter exists or can be made in any quantities more than a few positrons or anti-protons at a time, good luck with that. And if you think nuclear weapons are dangerous... I would not trust ANY government on Earth with that kind of destructive power, much less individuals. First thing we as humans would do with it is make a bomb to see how powerful we could make it. As if thermonuclear weapons aren't powerful enough. Megaton weapons are one thing. Imagine gigaton or even teraton weapons. O.O
MrMauidiver
MrMauidiver Сарын өмнө
Answer= clouds and calm days.
mike
mike Сарын өмнө
And sun and windy weather. If you have a leak and can't fix it. At least save the water for later. Otherwise you're wasting potential because the spigot isn't always on when you need it
The Bicentennialist
The Bicentennialist Сарын өмнө
Irony: Without coal, wind and solar generators arent possible.
Garry
Garry Сарын өмнө
@The Bicentennialist I don't think anyone is against using coal in production. Coal should be banned as a source for energy although.
The Bicentennialist
The Bicentennialist Сарын өмнө
@mike coal isnt just for electricity generation. No coal- no steel, no concrete, no silicon for semiconductors in your smart phone tablets & pc's, no cars trucks trains planes or appliances. Solve those issues and im all for banning coal use. Until then, ignorant statements like "banning fossil fuels" is laughable.
mike
mike Сарын өмнө
it's an investment to use the coal to make wind generators. instead of a liability where we just use coal till its gone.
J E
J E Сарын өмнө
@cs Sounds like a win-win - what's the problem? We use Coal, a dead fuel, to power the future. Bonus: We don't have to burn it like it's 1900. So what's the issue?
cs
cs Сарын өмнө
That is the irony of it. They use solar and wind as an alternative to get rid of coal, yet it takes a lot of coal to make wind and solar energy. Shhhh...we are not supposed to mention the truth.
Crackin’ Academy Productions
Crackin’ Academy Productions Сарын өмнө
Many people say Prager U’s videos are biased because they are sponsored by fracking companies. But they have only known Dennis Prager and his friends for one day. I have been with Prager U from years and I know that these men and women especially Dennis Prager will not lie and speak their minds and their true beliefs at any time. Prager U isn’t one to be payed to say something that they don’t believe. Take a stand for Prager U and know that they are un-biased and a loyal and true company to their beliefs
bimmjim
bimmjim Сарын өмнө
Canada is 50% renewable HYDRO. It's cheap.
Johnny brave
Johnny brave Сарын өмнө
@mike Dude, I already changed my mind. Hydro is best. Nuke is good too. Sorry :(
mike
mike Сарын өмнө
@Johnny brave just because China Is stupid doesn't discredit hydro power. Not an argument
Apex Predator
Apex Predator Сарын өмнө
Johnny brave i agree, a ‘one size fits all’ is very narrow minded. The same energy resources are not available everywhere.
Johnny brave
Johnny brave Сарын өмнө
@Apex Predator yes, that is why it's good to combine it with nuclear, hydro as much as possible.
Apex Predator
Apex Predator Сарын өмнө
Hydro like wind and solar are great for certain locations, but alone they are not the answer everywhere.
Valdecir Souza
Valdecir Souza Сарын өмнө
up
I eat CEREAL!!!
I eat CEREAL!!! Сарын өмнө
Eat your cereal
Green Cello
Green Cello Сарын өмнө
Most of the problems that come with solar and wind power is connected with one word: Maintenance. Parts wear out and animals like squirrels and chipmunks like to chew on wires. Worn out parts are sent to landfills rather than being recycled.
Don Hanson
Don Hanson Сарын өмнө
No it is not possible to get all our power from Wind, Solar, and Batteries. First Batteries are toxic and are required to be disposed of by Recycling which is by removing all hazardous materials which what can't be recycled has to go to a hazardous waste Land Fill. Second it just won't generate at this time enough power unless you cover up every foot of Farm Field. If you did that you would starve. Also Solar Power loses its ability to produce electricity every year by ruffly 5 to 10%
rogerwilco99
rogerwilco99 Сарын өмнө
Some hazardous materials can be recycled. But most are not cost effective to recycle them because it's simpler to mine and refine new materials than to try to separate recycled materials most of the time. That's why we don't recycle all the aluminum and steel we produce. Aluminum is so abundant it's cheaper usually to just mine and refine more aluminum than it is to go through the process of extracting it from recycled items. And aluminum is not nearly as toxic as things like cobalt which we use a lot of when making lithium ion batteries. We may, at some point, have to start recycling some hazardous waste simply because it's cheaper than mining and refining it. Cobalt may become one of those materials. We buy it mostly from Africa where they use stone age methods to mine it. The mines are very primitive and collapse a lot. People, including kids, get killed mining cobalt a lot. But we buy from them because it's cheap the way they mine it even though it's very hazardous to the miners (including the miners sometimes dying from cobalt poisoning). If they used modern methods and had proper safety regulations it would probably cost ten times as much. But these are very poor countries. And they are desperate for money. And cobalt mining pays better than a lot of other things over there. Still, it's VERY dangerous. I hope someone is working on ideas to recycle more of these materials. We're doing ourselves no favors putting these things in landfills. And we use a LOT of lithium ion batteries these days. Seems like they power everything we use, now. It's true that it would take a TREMENDOUS amount of acreage to generate as much power as we use, now, using solar. And since solar only works in the day time, the amount of batteries we'd need is mind boggling. (we're talking hundreds of thousands of tons of batteries). And those batteries wear out, too. They form dendrites in them when they are charged. So, each time they recharge they take a little less of a charge. And if you discharge or charge a lithium ion battery too quickly it can catch fire. Oops. So, that would be a maintenance nightmare, not to mean a logistics issue keeping track of how many charge cycles a battery has been through and having to monitor EVERY battery for charging and discharging so we know when to replace them. So, you see, solar power proponents, it's not that simple. There are a LOT of problems using solar power. Mainly it's a giant headache, a support nightmare and it only works when the sun is shining. But what if you go several days with no sun. Nothing to charge the batteries. What if a battery catches fire and a whole battery bank goes up before the fire suppression system (you'll need LOTS of those, too). Suddenly you need a giant infrastructure to handle this "simple" resource. And, yes, solar cells DO wear out. After just 10 years, you've lost over half of your power capacity. Time for new PV cells. And those are not cheap. So, what do you do with the old ones? Yeah, you have to pay someone to take them away and recycle them. (nothing is free, kids)
crazy tomato
crazy tomato Сарын өмнө
Just post the video
Andrew Sitto
Andrew Sitto Сарын өмнө
Push back on massive Mail ballots. Ripping up of Republican ballots or falsely putting legal ballots in the illegal ballot pile for personal party gain. They’re going to say your vote was not post-marked properly! Left wants to benefit from the voter fraud that will result. Just look at NY primaries, it took them over a month after the primaries and they still haven’t figured it out. They threw out 20% of the ballots, do you want your ballot to be one of them? We are mailing 43,000,000 mass ballots, ballots that no one asked for. This excludes the ballots you requested & verified for. On these ballots, there is no actual citizen verification check if someone says they are an American citizen on their ballot. Ballots for dead people. Counting 17 days after the election. It’s not just the presidential contest, there is senate contest, house contest and many more public office roles. The other contests will be even more significantly impacted, we can’t let any of it happen. It’s not a secure way to vote, even where it is secured, it’s not secured enough. In-person.
Зеев Радкевич
Зеев Радкевич Сарын өмнө
Top Video !
The Omega Man
The Omega Man Сарын өмнө
Solar is a scam. Sunrun is a fraud. There is NO saving in energy. All it does is contributes Sunrun’s wealth. Build the damn Tesla towers!
Зеев Радкевич
Зеев Радкевич Сарын өмнө
Klass Video !
Зеев Радкевич
Зеев Радкевич Сарын өмнө
Super Video !
Kay Dach
Kay Dach Сарын өмнө
I dont owe anybody anything now thanks to, *p a i d t o b e h o m e .c o m*
SJA
SJA Сарын өмнө
Looking forward to it 👍
Andy Fromm
Andy Fromm Сарын өмнө
Higher power bills along with rolling brown outs
Apex Predator
Apex Predator Сарын өмнө
mike 143,000 homes in the US burn coal the numbers are higher in less developed countries. Good day and good bye
mike
mike Сарын өмнө
That's only if you allow big industry or big government to supply the energy produced by solar and wind and hydro. I dont see anyone burning coal in their backyard to be energy independent. And it probably won't be a thing. Solar and wind offer more liberty to the average American
Andy Fromm
Andy Fromm Сарын өмнө
@Apex Predator California is third world sh!t hole, i don't live there.
Apex Predator
Apex Predator Сарын өмнө
They are not rolling brown outs. California schedules them. You lose power for 1-2 hours when it is over 110 degrees. Embrace your future as a third world country.
Fifa Dylan
Fifa Dylan Сарын өмнө
what are all these bots doing here
Redneck Kristopher
Redneck Kristopher Сарын өмнө
Renewable is an oxymoron considering the manufactirung liabilities. Lmao AGAIN
Scott Bott
Scott Bott Сарын өмнө
Nuclear power is the only answer
Scott Bott
Scott Bott Сарын өмнө
@rogerwilco99 nope. Nuclear is the answer
rogerwilco99
rogerwilco99 Сарын өмнө
Unfortunately it's not. Why? Because we'd run out of nuclear fuel pretty quickly (in just a few decades). Uranium is one of the least abundant element on Earth. It's only made in the large supernovae. And most of it on Earth sank into the center of the planet while it was still a molten mass. What we have in the crust today is most likely from the collision with another planetary/moon body that then formed our moon a few hundred million years after the Earth cooled enough that the uranium from the core of the other body didn't sink the core of the Earth since the Earth was no longer molten. The result is that while there is uranium in the crust of the Earth, it's one of the rarest element on Earth. And since it's so rare we'd have to use almost all of it to power our reactors. Thorium may be usable to power reactors. But molten thorium reactors pose other problems which we have not solved, yet. Thorium is, at least, much more common as an element that is uranium. And various isotopes of uranium also are varying usefulness as nuclear fuel. Eventually, we'd turn all the uranium into lighter elements. And any new elements that are formed in a nuclear reactor would also be radioactive as is all the waste and spent fuel rods from those reactors. The fuel rods can be reprocessed to extract the remaining uranium from them. But we would eventually run out of uranium. And we can't make more unless you have a star you're not using that we can make go supernova. But capturing the uranium from that would be rather problematic even if you could figure out how to do it. And if you can wrangle stars like that, you're way beyond worrying about piddling nuclear reactors. Hell, build a Dyson sphere if you're that advanced and use 100% of the energy from a star. But let's not get ahead of ourselves.s
Jerk Chicken
Jerk Chicken Сарын өмнө
Mostly the sheister who sells you the busted panels.
Zan G
Zan G Сарын өмнө
Windmills and OCD don’t mix well.
wellington white
wellington white Сарын өмнө
Thorium is better than uranium it lacks the one atom that makes it go BOOM !! Much much safer! And magnetic energy isn't looked into as much as it should. Solar should be cheaper than it is right now way over priced. Like battery back ups are way over priced as well. I just don't know the answer... other than get wealthy and buy what you want!!!
wellington white
wellington white Сарын өмнө
@rogerwilco99 but you admit thorium is safer. That's why Nixon wanted to use thorium but got ran out of office first. I believe it was the deepstate that set him up and ran him out like they tried to do to Trump! Bastards!
rogerwilco99
rogerwilco99 Сарын өмнө
Uranium 238 is hard to get even a fizzle out of without some pretty sophisticated electronics, high explosives and a thick bomb casing to compress the ball of uranium into a critical mass. It's pretty safe. And the only explosion you'd get out of a uranium reactor is a hydrogen explosion which would likely damage or destroy the containment unit. Yes, thorium is safer. But not for the reason you state. Why do you think we process uranium into plutonium to make bombs? Because all you'd get out of a "natural" uranium critical mass (which is larger than you'll ever find in a reactor core) is what you call a "fizzle" equivalent to a few tons of TNT. They don't even have that much uranium in any reactor. They have enough to maintain a chain reaction (that we slow down using damping rods to keep the reactor from getting too hot). Modern reactor designs can't even melt down anymore much less have a uranium chain reaction explosion. You really should learn more about reactors and how and why they work before you start pontificating about them.
William Munny
William Munny Сарын өмнө
*_John 3.16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. 18 “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”_* _Jesus Christ loves you. Repent and be saved. GOD bless you, and peace be upon you and your family in the name of Jesus Christ....._
galactock
galactock Сарын өмнө
It's still Combustion. So No.
Mike Tuesday
Mike Tuesday Сарын өмнө
I wonder how many Tons of earth will be strip minded to make all these batteries? I hear California is investing into the biggest battery bank that has ever existed. 2/3rds of the cost of a electric vehicle is its batteries.
mike
mike Сарын өмнө
But why does that matter ?
dtoften
dtoften Сарын өмнө
Cost history of wind, solar, and batteries show that these technologies will be more prevalent in the future however it can not totally replace traditional power plants due to peak demand, clouds, calm air, etc. Power plants such as no emission Gen 4 nuclear or combined cycle will allow immediate variability in electricity production to fill in the daily gaps that wind, solar, and batteries can no produce.
mike
mike Сарын өмнө
Wind solar and hydro are great ways to passively harness unused kinetic energy. Change my mind.... Without assuming i care about the environment or African kids in mines. Go.
Apex Predator
Apex Predator Сарын өмнө
mike I have worked in the industry for over thirty years. I have run projects in all forms of energy. I was I who was giving you the opportunity to actually learn something about all forms of electric generation. We actually use science and not opinions before starting a solar project.
mike
mike Сарын өмнө
@Apex Predator you say there are reasons why. But haven't provided any reasons why. That's also Not an argument.
mike
mike Сарын өмнө
@Apex Predator doesn't matter what my career is. That's not an argument. I'm offering you a challenge to change my mind. Considering most of the arguments against solar and wind and hydro are weak.
Apex Predator
Apex Predator Сарын өмнө
mike www.nature.com/articles/s41597-019-0084-8
Apex Predator
Apex Predator Сарын өмнө
mike www.energy.gov/maps/solar-energy-potential
Carl Montney
Carl Montney Сарын өмнө
Let's face it. Utility companies are in the business to provide a service and most importantly, to MAKE A PROFIT. In order to do that you have to provide that service in the most economical way. If wind and solar could provide ALL our power needs cheaper than what they're using now the utility companies would have switched all the way over years ago.
Apex Predator
Apex Predator Сарын өмнө
28% of Americans are served by Electric Cooperatives (non-profit) The investor owned utilities must submit their rate case for governmental review and approval.
James Smith
James Smith Сарын өмнө
but it would take a lot of solar panels just to run a house without AC/heat. Most people aren't going to have several thousand dollars to invest in a new power grid just to save a few C notes a month.
mike
mike Сарын өмнө
Solar is easier to produce at the site of use than it is to produce and then distribute. This is why power companies cant compete
Richard Lee
Richard Lee Сарын өмнө
PV panels are good for charging up batteries when you don't have any grid power nearby. Also good for back-up power when the grid fails. If you can get a load of panels installed, you could run a Mini-split cool/Heat system. They are super efficient. Be nice to have for a remote cabin in the woods. Bad part, a hail storm could cost you the whole PV farm.. news4sanantonio.com/news/local/look-check-out-this-baseball-sized-hail-in-del-rio-which-did-damage-overnight
Richard Lee
Richard Lee Сарын өмнө
@mike When I was a kid, it was really hot and dry in the summer. But now, it's hot and very humid. In the winter, the humid air from the lake, also means iced-up car windows. But, when the wind is blowing into the north, it's not as damp in Del Rio.. :)
mike
mike Сарын өмнө
Luckily del Rio has a Rio nearby. Hydro
Richard Lee
Richard Lee Сарын өмнө
@mike Unless you live in the small border town of Del Rio TX. Where the Hailstones are as big as baseballs sometimes. (see link in my post above). Does more Cosmic Rays create more (& larger) Hailstones? www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3790986/
mike
mike Сарын өмнө
So basically the southwest is fine then
Miatacrosser
Miatacrosser Сарын өмнө
Western Environmental Policy. Destroy the Environment to save the Climate.
chicagocubs10601
chicagocubs10601 Сарын өмнө
Ummm yeah, basic natural things like wind and solar power are "bad" 🙄 I usually agree with the topics from this channel but I'm out on this one.
Miatacrosser
Miatacrosser Сарын өмнө
@Rayl C4 local? How about migratory birds also. Many of these mtn. passes that these monsters have been set up in are passes birds have used for 1000s of years to migrate north to south. It's like flying through a blender.
Miatacrosser
Miatacrosser Сарын өмнө
So you want to destroy the environment to save the environment...hmmmm....that makes you stupid. Blow your wind out your ass and then go stare into the sun for a minute. Maybe you'll see the light of your ignorance.
Rayl C4
Rayl C4 Сарын өмнө
@Johnny brave Thanks. I just try to say what I believe to be true, based on the information I have been given, and remember that I am a salesman, not an engineer. Somebody else went to an indoctrination camp for that particular skill set. 🤣
Johnny brave
Johnny brave Сарын өмнө
@Rayl C4 well said
Rayl C4
Rayl C4 Сарын өмнө
Curiosity had a poor delivery there, but the point is made. The wind turbines have been proven to have negative consequences for local wildlife, and the solar panels have also had some negative effects on the surrounding areas where they were installed. The amount of deforestation required to install enough solar panels to make a difference destroys hundred of acres of wildlife habitat and (something we've learned in Florida since Michael) trees actually help keep the temperature down in the local area. Then there's the batteries. The process to make the batteries puts out enough emissions to cancel out the good that they are able to do in automobiles. So im curious to see the information on how they perform (average emissions output for creation, life expectancy, and reliability). I'm not pretending to know everything, but I've done a little research on the issue in my limited free time. This will be an interesting watch if the numbers are there.
Thoroughly Wet
Thoroughly Wet Сарын өмнө
From what I've gleaned is that wind and solar have a higher cost to output ratio compared to sources such as nuclear, coal, or hydro.
Apex Predator
Apex Predator Сарын өмнө
Tax nuclear and fossil fuels. Subsidized your favorite renewable. Repeat until you end up with an answer that matches you original narrative.
Sal3600
Sal3600 Сарын өмнө
@Lazarus056 This is true, that's why I said: "it was a simulation after all". But Homer is pretty accurate and used by electrical engineering firms to forecast certain aspects of projects.
Lazarus056
Lazarus056 Сарын өмнө
@Sal3600 Simulations mean nothing without practical data. Trust me, the Real World is Surprisingly much more Insane and unpredictable.
Sal3600
Sal3600 Сарын өмнө
Sources? I have done net present value simulations which say otherwise. But these are simulations after all. This was using homer software. You can try it.
Lazarus056
Lazarus056 Сарын өмнө
Agreed. Even satilittes are using Nuclear Batteries more than Solar Panels. Even probes that are within range of the sun's light, use Nuclear batteries more than Solar Panels.
Some Random
Some Random Сарын өмнө
Coal and oil will run out one day. We need alternatives.
BigChiefWiggles V
BigChiefWiggles V Сарын өмнө
They are unstable. The End
BigChiefWiggles V
BigChiefWiggles V Сарын өмнө
​@Garry I wish it were that easy. Batteries are expensive, and they are made of rare/expensive materials or lead+acid. They are toxic to produce, even more toxic to recycle, and we dont even have the materials it would take to stabilize a massive grid using any batteries we currently know of. There was an idea of using giant underground capacitors to stabilize the grid and/or store the extra energy from the low use hours, but even that was too expensive to do. This idea of replacing so much of the grid with solar and wind was strictly political, it is simply not viable with our current level of tech. Now they want to replace all the cars in California and Germany with electric cars, but nobody seems to ask what happens when every house in the state plugs their EV in at the same time. Because the grid is either going to go down immediately, or catch on fire first =)
Garry
Garry Сарын өмнө
@BigChiefWiggles V I agree with this, although not all renewable means of power production are unstable. Hydropower or biogas plants are about as stable as you can get. Some instabilities in Wind/Solar/... can be flattened with a strong battery network, but as you said they are likely mostly supplementary. As for fossil fuels, I think the only acceptable one is nuclear power.
BigChiefWiggles V
BigChiefWiggles V Сарын өмнө
​@mike Wind, solar, rain water systems and so on, those are all supplementary systems. They are unstable. If you introduce too many of them into your overall grid, you introduce that instability into that grid. It doesnt matter WHERE you do it, California, Germany, China, literally no difference who does it. The percentage of the total is the only thing that matters. As long as your total can not cover the periods of instability in the grid, the whole system begins having problems. Is this so hard to comprehend? Geez you guys a thick.
mike
mike Сарын өмнө
@BigChiefWiggles V california isn't an example of a proper use of resources. Try again
BigChiefWiggles V
BigChiefWiggles V Сарын өмнө
@mike if you rely on those systems more than 10% of the total energy/water supply you will have major problems. California went to over 20% of the grid from wind and solar ... and got problems. Because science.
C Hill
C Hill Сарын өмнө
Solar panels need precious metals strip mined from the earth and kill thousands of birds on these solar farms. Wind takes a lot of land to put huge wind turbines on and also kills thousands of birds a year because They’re destroying the environment and thinking they’re saving it. Neither of these options can produce as much electricity as a nuclear or coal power plant.
Charshii
Charshii Сарын өмнө
rogerwilco99 And you wasted your time, I’m definitely not gonna read all that lol.
Charshii
Charshii Сарын өмнө
mike I’m not a leftist bud, don’t get your panties in a knot... I’m just saying if you’re argument against wind farm is that it “Kills birds”... who cares
rogerwilco99
rogerwilco99 Сарын өмнө
There are two types of solar farms. The ones with PV cells are not harmful to birds. (but birds poop on them reducing their efficiency - panels have to be cleaned regularly or they lose efficiency). The solar farms that use mirrors to concentrate sun light are VERY hot at the focal point. That point is hot enough that a bird that flies into it doesn't fly out it again. It falls to the ground, fully cooked and usually with its feathers on fire or smoking. There aren't a lot of birds in the desert where those types of solar farms are usually found. But since birds are not as common, there, there is the risk of killing off the local birds which may have unknown environmental impacts. The problem with solar is that it only works during the day. And batteries are problematic. Partly because of the sheer mass of batteries it would take (and continue to take as those batteries WILL wear out fairly quickly - within about 5 years). The amount of battery mass required is also on the order of hundreds of thousands of tons) That is a LOT of batteries. And, yes, they do require toxic materials to make them. And then we have to dispose of them when they wear out. So, there's a supply problem and a waste problem. Wind energy is even more problematic than solar because those giant windmills kill large birds that do not reproduce quickly. For example, eagles may only lay a few eggs in their entire life unlike smaller birds that reproduce much more rapidly. Prey animals always reproduce more quickly than predators. And eagles, falcons, etc. are predators and do not reproduce rapidly. That's why they are usually the ones under pressure and endangered. And it's larger birds like those that are at most risk from windmills. (windmills kill thousands of large birds every year and it IS a problem). And, of course, wind is even more unreliable as an energy source than solar power because it varies in speed and sometimes doesn't blow at all, even in the day. So, batteries are more of an issue with windmills. And when these windmills wear out you're having to remove something with blades that my be 25 meters long with a generator room sitting on top of a pylon that might be 50 meters high. And that generator room/building is as large as a small house. That's a very large unit to remove and recycle. And they do remove them when they wear out. And you can't recycle fiberglass blades. You just cut them up and they'll sit in a landfill for the next 10k years. And if a blade comes off of a windmill it can cause major damage because the blades are enormous (several tons in weight and possibly 75 to 80 feet long). High winds can destroy windmills, too. So, they can't be built in places where tornadoes or hurricanes are likely. In fact there aren't many places with winds that are consistently high enough and that blow enough days out of the year to build them. So, we have very limited choices for sites for them. And, again, we have to be mindful of larger birds in the area. So, no, it's not just propaganda in favor of fossil fuels or nuclear. There are REAL problems to solve with these. They're not just made up problems. And if you don't solve them then you will not get the power you want or you will be causing serious problems that you don't know how to solve. THAT is why these issues need to be studied and try to dispense with the propaganda for or against each technology. It's hard to be rational when there's so much hysteria over things like the climate. But if you don't really pay attention to the ACTUAL problems and leave out the problematic predictions, we might come to a workable solution. But hysteria is the worst problem we face, right now. It gets in the way of reasoned discussion of the existing and potential issues.
mike
mike Сарын өмнө
Who cares. If your argument relies on leftist hypocrisy then it isn't strong enough to be valid. Try again
Charshii
Charshii Сарын өмнө
Who tf cares about birds... they’ll be fine
Javier0304
Javier0304 Сарын өмнө
Solar, battery, and generator for homes. Be self reliant. Don't be dependant on big corporations to fix the problem. The only problem is we don't know the long term affects on solar panels being on top of people's roofs. We don't know what kind of radiation it will cause long term in people's lives. You can learn alot by being of grid.
Javier0304
Javier0304 Сарын өмнө
@rogerwilco99 Thanks for the feedback.
rogerwilco99
rogerwilco99 Сарын өмнө
Solar panels would BLOCK radiation. They don't emit radiation. They absorb photons and convert them to electrons. The only effect I can think of on your roof would be to preserve your shingles where they are shaded from the sun and get his with less rain and debris during storms. You may develop leaks around the mounting hardware if they aren't sealed properly/well against rain. But it will NOT cause any kind of radiation in people's lives. Solar PV cells do not emit any radiation except infrared because they get warm from the heat of the sun. And your roof already emits a LOT of infrared because your roof can get pretty hot from the heat of the sun. Net effect on you: nothing.
Andre Hill
Andre Hill Сарын өмнө
There were over ten billion bred a year in America alone. And you're complaining about 600000 of them. 0.6 the amount of birds born a year in America alone y'all are saying that this is the reason why we should have nuclear and fossil fuels. Do you know anything about icebergs that are completely melted into the sea now as sea levels continue to rise each and every year. Why do you think we have had some of our most hottest years in the these recent years. We need to find a new source of energy because if we don't we're going to kill our planet. There's only so much fossil fuels and oil you can get from the ground. And once the oil dries up that's when the war start. So long live the right
Andre Hill
Andre Hill Сарын өмнө
I'm sorry I was making assumptions too quick I will watch a video. My 19 year old college student studying Environmental science. I want my kids to be able to hike Mountains go fishing go swimming rather fear that they're air is so polluted that they have to wear an oxygen mask with an air filter every time they walk out the door. But I will give the video Try
rogerwilco99
rogerwilco99 Сарын өмнө
The problem with wind farms is they kill mostly big birds which do not reproduce at the rate of small birds like wrens. And many of those large birds are already on the endangered list. Don't believe me. Go look it up. Try educating yourself before you say things that show you don't know what you're talking about. We already USE fossil fuels. And, no, nuclear power isn't the answer either. But not for the reasons you think. It's not a safety issue with nuclear. It's a fuel availability issue. And just try getting a new license to build a nuclear plant in the US, now. You'll spend decades and literally MILLIONS of dollars just trying to the permit and dealing with all the (frivolous) lawsuits. And when you DO get them built, uranium fuel is quite expensive and will only get MORE expensive because it's one of the rarest metals on Earth. Most of the uranium on Earth is in the core where it's completely inaccessible. Nuclear fuel rods can be reprocessed to re-concentrate the uranium, again. But eventually we'll run out of uranium. The best hope we have is to figure out how to make a fusion reaction that is self sustaining and generates more power than it consumes. We're not there, yet. But hopefully sometime in the next few decades we'll figure it out. That's one of the issues my daughter who is a PhD nuclear physicist is working on.
funkspinna
funkspinna Сарын өмнө
How about wait for the video before making assumptions and criticisms? That's usually how it works.
Konaalii Alohaohana
Konaalii Alohaohana Сарын өмнө
Nuclear power is far to dangerous. Zero point energy electricity generators were created by Nicola Tesla in 1930'S we've not needed oil, coal, electric, gas etc since. Only greed destroyed our economy our earth.
Apex Predator
Apex Predator Сарын өмнө
Why is nuclear far to dangerous? Are all nuclear plants the same? If France is 75% nuclear, why don’t they have issues?
rogerwilco99
rogerwilco99 Сарын өмнө
Tesla came up with the idea. He tried to build one. But he never got one to work. And if he had gotten it work, he could have sold it for any amount of money. And you better believe the US Navy would have bought it from him to power US Navy ships. But he didn't because he never got it work. People don't buy working prototypes then suppress them unless they simply are impractical or just don't work. No one would suppress something like that. They'd make MONEY with it if it worked. Nuclear power is FAR less dangerous that using fossil fuels. There are more deaths in a single year dealing with fossil fuels than have ever been recorded ANYWHERE as a result of nuclear power. Handling fossil fuels are quite dangerous. Coal mining is very dangerous. Handling flammable liquids and gases are quite dangerous. Why do you think most harbors won't let LNG ships dock there? They have to offload at stations well away from shore before they get to the dock. Fossil fuels are VERY dangerous. The risk of explosion is VERY high. At least with nuclear power we have computers to monitor everything that's going on and to raise alarms and warnings of the operators do something unsafe. The difference in safety is night and day. You probably believe the scenario in The China Syndrome movie can actually happen. It can't. Why? Because we design reactors that LITERALLY can't melt down. We don't operate reactors like the Soviets had a Chernobyl. There has NEVER been a human death associated with a nuclear accident in the US . Not one. Even the most famous nuclear site problem in the US, Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania, did not kill a single person. If you think nuclear reactors in the US are unsafe then you just don't know anything about them. Stop believing the propaganda about nuclear power. Nuclear power is not without its disadvantages. ALL methods of generating electricity have advantages and disadvantages. But nuclear power is by far the safest method of generating electricity every used in the US. Ask ANY nuclear engineer or physicist about it. Please, ask. You need better information than what you have because you are ill-informed.
DistinctiveBlend
DistinctiveBlend Сарын өмнө
What are you smoking man? If it was possible don't you think someone else would've made it? Why haven't you made it if you are so certain of it?
Israel
Israel Сарын өмнө
Brought to you by oil billionaires
funkspinna
funkspinna Сарын өмнө
Tell billionaire George Soros 'hello'!
JimmyGable
JimmyGable Сарын өмнө
Thumbs down for having me watch a commercial in order to watch your commercial.....
JimmyGable
JimmyGable Сарын өмнө
@Miatacrosser Say's the one using improper English slang in a sentence... That's rich, I'm keeping this comment 🤣😂🤣
James
James Сарын өмнө
No one's making you watch anything mate. Free country 😉
Miatacrosser
Miatacrosser Сарын өмнө
You should take Nancy up on her offer if you think Prager U. is a Commercial. You ain't ready for adult conversations
Maciej Pieczula
Maciej Pieczula Сарын өмнө
The 5 minute videos are good but some topics need more time.
lithgrapher
lithgrapher Сарын өмнө
with battery solar and wind is good to go.
rogerwilco99
rogerwilco99 Сарын өмнө
Um, no. It's not that simple. Every method of energy production we know of comes with both advantages and disadvantages. And wind and solar both come with some pretty big disadvantages. Otherwise, we'd be using them instead of fossil fuels already. They're NOT cost effective and they're not reliable, not to mention both can be hazardous to wildlife. Why is no one talking about using tidal energy? The tides go up and down EVERY day, rain or shine and until the moon goes away the tides will NEVER stop.
Greg Walker
Greg Walker Сарын өмнө
More investment needs to be made in off-peak storage solutions like pumping water up a hill and damning it up. We see the consequences of shortsightedness in California right now. I don’t think their state is green because they buy a large portion of off-peak energy from other states. Wind and solar definitely are not perfect and batteries are terrible for the environment.
Apex Predator
Apex Predator Сарын өмнө
California solved this issue already. When electrical demands are high, example 112 degrees outside, all you have to do is shut power off to customers until demand equals generation.
rogerwilco99
rogerwilco99 Сарын өмнө
They also live in a freaking DESERT. Almost ALL of California's water comes from places like Colorado. They use up almost every drop of the colorado river before it ever gets to the ocean. California uses TREMENDOUS amounts of water for irrigation. Otherwise, nothing grow there because it's a FREAKING DESERT!
Timothy Chapman
Timothy Chapman Сарын өмнө
I'm sure that the video will be good as always, but can we skip the "coming soon" videos?
Tim White
Tim White Сарын өмнө
I mean...it's in the title, you don't have to watch it. They probably have specific days that are better to release videos on/get approvals.
crazy tomato
crazy tomato Сарын өмнө
Agreed
Pluu DE
Pluu DE Сарын өмнө
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