Posts Tagged ‘batteries

26
Jul
17

Myth 1

Renewables are renewable using renewable energy

Only by doing several (presumably fatal) experiments is it possible to know what will break the back of a camel.

Is it doubtful, based on the laws of physics, whether a battery or any other renewable source can be made without a surplus supply of energy.

Economics tells us we can increase our GDP simply by increasing our material wealth utilising such methods as increasing the debt coefficient inherent in the cost of housing, by increasing the velocity of money or by using concentrated solar energy to capture diffuse energy by the means of other physical infrastructure such as ‘renewables’.

This growth in GDP does not mean the GDP fueled economy is energetically sustainable and in fact, logically, it points in the other direction. From a purely economic view, things tend to get more expensive as scarcity increases.

From an energetic viewpoint, using the stored solar energy of a few hundred million years, to create a storage system, with hugely negative environmental side effects, that lasts for 15-20 years is the height of folly.

A focus on maintenance rather than growth would quickly disabuse the market of the ‘renewable based on an Infiniti supply’ myth.

The myth of the energetically sustaible economy is popular and strong because it tells us everything will remain the same, only better.

Which is of course what we want to hear, imagine someone telling you that half of the worlds stored energy had been used to create an infrastructure, with a 50-70 year lifespan totally dependent on being recreated by the half we have already used.

Next time you ride under that freeway, wonder how it will be recreated in 30 years or so, from a a solar panel that wore out 10 years ago

12
May
17

Ammonia

Sure, there are serous doubts about whether you can make enough electricity from capturing diffuse natural energy to power the economy since the ability to capture diffuse natural energy comes from a hydrocarbon source.

Hydrocarbons are in fact one of the most efficient natural batteries available and yet we burn them to make batteries that last 20 years, are less efficient by many orders of magnitude, are mostly toxic, and ultimately non recyclable without an external power source.

You cannot make batteries from batteries. Elon musk and his crew are using the last of the natural energy surplus to create even more toxic waste, at a large personal profit.

And we keep on using our energetic surplus on constructing hydrocarbon dependent infrastructure as if we had an infinite supply of a fuel which we already know is finite and will run out!

Ask the NRMA how much liquid fuel Australia really has in surplus:

https://www.mynrma.com.au/images/About-PDF/Fuel-Security-Report-Pt2.pdf<

 known science since 1910 but maybe not such a good idea. https://pubs.acs.org/cen/coverstory/86/8633cover3box2.html



And Yehuda, he’s your Okeechobee¬†
https://www.theguardian.com/vital-signs/2015/jun/10/tesla-batteries-environment-lithium-elon-musk-powerwall

25
Feb
17

Green turds

In Norway they burn rubbish to create energy

without the wherewithal to understand that creating rubbish is what is consuming the energy

without energy, no rubbish, no energy

same same for renewables
Without energy from coal and oil, no renewables, no energy

windmills, batteries and solar only last x number of years before their potential to create energy is nought,

might as well have just burnt the coal, would’ve saved a few lithium mines polluting third countries

google flamingos elton musk to see how green you can paint a turd

how many lithium mines do you know of; run from batteries, solar and wind

i try and laugh at the absurdism of trying to create more to deal with having already used the potential to create more