http://shrinkthatfootprint.com/wp-conte ... nality.gifCephalotus wrote: ↑Mar 20, 2018 5:06 pmThis does not contradict what I wrote.sendler2112 wrote: ↑Mar 20, 2018 10:16 am
Thankfully we have objective data from electricity map .org. Germany has been over 400gm/kWh carbon all winter. Often times over 500. It still gets the vast majority of electricity from brown coal during the winter when the sun and wind are consistently bad.
400-500g CO2/kWh is not super bad and an improvement compared to 15 years ago.
I don't understand why you show Germany as a negative example for wind and solar. We are coming from a very high percentage of burning lignite and for that our actual emission including significant amounts of wind and solar 8and less nukes) is not so bad comapred to other nations.
Its a decent chart that one because it shows France at 0.10 and Germany 0.52!
Thats over 500% higher amount of co2 than what France does. As I said in my earlier post, if you had two cars on the road and one emitted 500% (5 x times) the amount of co2 than the other car, then you instantly dismiss that other car as a total joke and not really lowing emissions at all.
And thats where we are with wind and solar vs nuclear. These are 10 times co2 emissions than France, thats 1000%, if you look at them at any of your most preferred times its usually 500% or 5 times as much as France. Again if we were comparing "green cars" the wind/solar performance would be considered a complete joke and utter failure.
Now Germany is dotted with all these solar farms where trees once sat, so now the photosynthesis process of sucking co2 out of the air is gone, instead replaced with an incredibly bad performing 10% solar capacity factor.
Germany Solar capacity: 40.7GW (40,700MW)
Generated 2017: 38.39TWh
(38,390,000MWh / 8765.5hours_in_a_year_average) = 4,379MW average power generation (4.37GW)
So ( 4,379MW / 40,700MW ) x 100 = 10.7% capacity factor for solar.
If you went into a restaurant and asked for a steak dinner that was 10% of its advertised size, you wouldn't buy it.
Its so easy just to look at Germany in satellite view, look at were established trees are/were and see them being cut down for solar farms that generate 10% of their claimed capacity. When it could of been soaking up co2 like the NASA co2 map videos show.
None of this is helping the environment, you don't help the environment by cutting down trees to generate tiny amounts of power. I have no doubt everyone will see it that way in time, it just might be a very very long time.
Trees are just so important, more important than solar panels.