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follow freak80 2012 Jul 19, 7:31am
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Or at least Britain can't live on renewables alone:
"Renewable facilities have to be country-sized because all renewables
are so diffuse."
"To sustain Britainâ€™s lifestyle on its renewables alone would be very
difficult. A renewable-based energy solution will necessarily be large
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Of course. It is going to be mostly fossil fuel and nuclear.
The main problem with renewables: the energy is too "diffuse." Use of renewables means a *huge* amount of area dedicated to energy collection. Remember, rich liberals on Cape Cod couldn't stand the thought of a few offshore wind turbines "spoiling" their view.
We need concentrated, high-density energy. Like we get from fossil sources, nuclear, and hydro*.
*most good hydroelectric sites worldwide are already dammed