[Scottish] Vacancy - The Register - Perl dev/sysadmin

gordonjcp at gjcp.net gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Tue Nov 25 12:00:46 UTC 2014

On Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 11:38:53AM +0000, Iain M Conochie wrote:
> On 2014-11-25 10:40, Colin Speirs wrote:
> >Being a Libertarian Climate Change denier not essential,  but helpful
> And as if on queue:
> http://go.reg.cx/ml/3f75a/549b537f/e2503f39/2de1

What they're getting at here is that you cannot produce enough energy from renewables to provide for our energy consumption *at the current rate we are using it*.  It's pretty obvious if you actually *read* the article.

It's true, too.  The net energy input to construct the hardware to generate power solely from renewables is enough to make it unfeasable.  Stuff like solar power is particularly filthy, with the tofu-knitters bleating on about "but it's free energy from the sun!" and ignoring the huge swathes of China that are now hideous toxic swamps from the runoff from the deeply manky processes involved in making PV panels.

The only sane answer is to build more nuclear power stations, based on modern fast-breeder reactors.  We should have been doing that twenty years ago, and it's now too late.  That doesn't mean we shouldn't at least make a start on it.

Gordonjcp MM0YEQ

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