Green Energy increases CO2 in atmosphere

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    Sadly its true, the solution to Global Warming is destroying the earth, from polluting the rivers to increasing CO2 in the atmosphere.

    there is no such thing as Green Energy, its a marketing gimmick, nothing more.

    Converting plants to ethanol releases massive amounts of CO2 in the atmosphere.

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    In the early days of ethanol blended fuels research, it was discovered that such blends resulted in tailpipe emissions which exceeded EPA standards.

    Solution: EPA standards were re-written to accommodate the use of ethanol blended gasolines.

    And people bitch about "Big Oil".
     
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    How about the foundations for the world's largest wind farm, Roscoe, Texas. Its pretty hard to find any detailed information about the place. Still, over 600 wind turbines, 500-1000 tons of concrete per foundation, 6 million tons of concrete, that is at least 6 million tons of CO2 released into the atmosphere during the manufacture of the concrete. A conservative estimate.

    Next we can talk about the 100's of tons of steel.

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    Poor mdn, he likes pissing into a strong headwind. Wind power in the US is growing by the tens of gigawatts every year, and solar by single digit gigawatts every year.
     
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    That's only half the equation. What about the CO2 saved by running the turbines? That should be easily recovered in the first years of operation.
     
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    How much more CO2 is saved driving the same turbines with steam from a nuclear or fossil fuel plant.

    A nuclear plant drive its turbine at around 1800 rpm.

    A wind turbine is 5-20 rpm.

    A nuclear power plant can and does operate the entire year without stopping.

    A wind turbine is impossible to predict how much it will operate, lets be generous and state 50% of the year it operates. So what is the ratio of power produced to C02 produced.

    Nuclear power easily smokes Wind energy.

    Wind turbines are the least efficient solution.

    You must compare the CO2 with other forms of energy. You want to save the climate by reducing CO2 yet Wind turbines create more C02 than fossil or nuclear. Your putting more CO2 into the climate and expect us to accept this.
     
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    Bullshit, link to actual output data in kwh per wind farm by name.

    Linking to Wikipedia with no technical references is pure propaganda.

    Wikipedia, come on Old Crock, thats the best you can do, how weak
     
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    Installed wind power capacity, how about actual power output. Post the actual data of the output of each state, go ahead Old Crock. Show us how smart Old Crock is.

    thanks for the joke Old Crcock.
     

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