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Default Putting the cost of going green in context
by Johan 07-30-2009, 05:24 AM

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The results are summarized in two charts we have generated. The first chart PDF shows that achieving Gore's vision of removing fossil fuels from electricity production by 2020 will require 50 percent of the capital and 60 percent of the steel required to wage World War II as well as 25 percent of the concrete that was used to construct the Interstate Highway System. (Google's requirements are a bit higher because its forecast assumes a higher U.S. growth rate for electricity consumption.) The other chart PDF shows that the annual expenditures required to achieve the Gore and Google plans would require 60 and 90 percent, respectively, of the concrete used annually for the highway system and about 20 percent of the steel consumed annually during the peak of war spending.


Take a moment to consider these numbers. Achieving either plan would require both an annual investment of concrete equal to the amount used to build the Interstate Highway System and an annual steel investment equal to one-quarter of that required to defeat the Axis powers. That is a massive industrial investment! Furthermore, these are only the steel and concrete requirements; the quantity of photovoltaic panels, for example, required to achieve the Gore or Google plan would be 28 and 74 times current global production, respectively.
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I think this puts nicely into perspective how large a change is needed. Of course both the Gore plan and the Google plan is junk, both rely on "renewable" eneryg as the backbone of the plan and thats just bullshit. The goal can be achieved quicker, cheaper and more environmentally friendly with nuclear. That wont happen either of course since people are stupid and scared of anything they don't understand.
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