The Reality of Alternative Energy

Below is a graphic showing the worldwide distribution of energy generation systems. After all these years, "green" energy hardly makes a dent: 0.8% is wind and solar.

A meteorologist in Denver, via Twitter, became quite unhappy with me last week because I am
insufficiently enthusiastic about alternative energy.

Actually, I am not at all enthusiastic about wind primarily because it usually fails when needed the most (extreme cold and extreme heat conditions are usually accompanied by light winds). Solar on the other hand, with the advances in battery storage capabilities, draws a thumbs up from me. I believe it has considerable potential.

H/T: Bjorn Lomberg.


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