The Dirty Secret of Clean Energy
Posted 31 December 2008 - 02:20 AM
You all do know by now that wind-energy, water-energy and nuclear-energy are polluting?
A short explenation (shout if I'm getting too technical)
Wind-energy uses the wind to produce energy, the logic here is, that energy never gets lost. Wind TRANSFERS it's energy to the windmill to make it spin round'n'round'n'round (you get the point).
This might seem very ecological, but the problem is, the wind looses it's energy.
In a mountain-area, it has the consequence of the wind being unable to move all the clouds over the mountains. Yes, this is true, a simple experiment will prove this!
Thus, the city's at the foot of the Rocky's, will be flooded, pretty much yearly, thanks too the few thousand wind-turbines that are placed in the line of it's wind-line (that part is a bit meteo, I don't know much about that)
You can probably imagine other problems to this.
Water energy has the same problem, but even worse. With lower water-speeds, fish can swim up the river way easier. You might say that that's not a problem, but it is. It will change the eco-system, because bears cannot catch fish anymore (they've already passed), humans cannot filter the water for daily use anymore (there's not enough oumph to the stream). (I can go on about this a very, very, very long time)
Nuclear power, well, I hope you all know the problems to that, but I still will point out the main problem: Waste storage.
You might think I'm seeing problems that don't exist, but trust me, I've been working on this for about two months for a large European energy company. These problems mentioned exist. Mainly the wind and water powersupply's really suck as future power-supply. For now, the only one I haven't found a real downside on is solar-power. But solar-power fails to fulfill the request.
(sorry for the long read, I got carried away and need another beer )
Posted 31 December 2008 - 04:45 PM
Edited by stormrosson, 31 December 2008 - 04:50 PM.
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