Hillhater wrote: ↑
Jan 03, 2018 5:45 am
I think you have forgotten the basis of your original point...that coal plants need a local supply of fuel.
...Which is of course untrue, as there are numerous such plants around the world fueled on imported coal ftom countries such as Australia, Brazil etc. it is a cheap , stable, solid fuel that can be easily and cheaply transported and stockpiled.
You may want to check the practical limitations, and efficiencies , of transfering electrical power over similar distances...let alone storing any significant quantity.
Yeah if you look at this large 6,224-megawatt (MW) coal power plant complex in Bình Thuận province, Vietnam via googlemaps you can see its purely powered by coal imports via sea. That relatively tiny pile of coal can deliver epic power for probably a few weeks.
6224MW is pretty big too by Australia power-station standards, this single power-station could power a whole state or a whole small country in Europe like Denmark or Norway or probably most of Africa (since a lot of people in Africa there aren't on a grid)
https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/V ... T.C3.A2n-1
This is just one of the practically countless new power-stations quietly being built around the world, while renewable energy clickbait news websites celebrate comparatively crappy achievements in renewable energy projects the coal-power stations just keep getting bigger and bigger.
The thing I can't get over with people who provide links from renewable energy news websites is that they are fully aware of clickbait driven tacky news sites that are riddled with made-up gossip about celebrities etc but they don't see renewable-energy news sites as the same thing, the loving bias completely over-rides their logic.
When looking at electricitymap you can see the co2 by country comparison, France kicks the arse of Germany even after Germanies epic installation of renewables.
If renewables are so good at lowering CO2 levels then how is Germany using over 60% renewable energy emitting almost 5x the CO2 that France? If CO2 is your concern then the figure makes the answer obvious.
Actually, I just updated it as right now its even bigger difference.
Nuclear France at 33grams per CO2e KWh and Germany at a whopping 228grams, almost 10 times as much, be interesting to see how bad Germany is with emissions once it closes down all its nuclear.
Without even trying France as inadvertently made Germany look like a joke.