Wednesday, September 15th, 2010
Even among greens, wind power is almost universally accepted as a viable solution to Peak Oil. Alas, wind power is greenwash.
None of this stops energy capitalists from spreading and exploiting the shit out of the naive assumptions that rule the roost on this crucial topic.
The fact of the matter is that the laws of physics are real, and they dictate that it always costs some energy to get energy. As explained by Kevin Phillips, wind power’s regime had its heyday in the 17th century. It is not capable of powering the 21st, unless we get very radically small.