Renewable energies are a fraud
All you need to know to test
that proposals for the development and use mass
so-called "renewables" are a total fraud.
(Original article in English at:http://www.21stcenturysciencetech.com
The Solar Fraud: Why Solar
EnergyWon't Run the World
By Howard C. Hayden, 220 pages
Pueblo West, Colo.,
Vales Lake Publishing, 2001
When I was given this book for review, I wondered if there would be another disorganized effort to demonstrate that solar energy is not the ultimate dream of all. I was pleasantly surprised to find a book that attacks the solar energy on the basis that it can not supply the amount of energy needed to supply an industrial economy-and do it with humor.
The author, Howard C. Hayden rightly notes that all the books on solar energy and economics textbooks do not even cover the topic of energy, except to relate to its cost. The idea that energy is only important in terms of cost, and not in relation to the level of development of society, is completely disconnected from the reality-is totally insane.
To demonstrate this relationship, Dr. Hayden provides a short review of energy use, and take a look on how it is tied to economic developments in the United States. During the first 100 years, the United States produced its energy by burning coal and wood. Before 1850, the main source of energy was wood and coal was used primarily for the industry and the railways. After 1880, the use of wood as an energy source declined, and coal's dominant source of energy became, and remained so until the oil age. Only in recent times we have added nuclear power, only a very small fraction: nuclear energy is 20% of the electricity produced by the plants, but only 18.6% of the combined production of electricity.
Renewable Energy is a Fraud
"Fraud" to which the author refers in the title of his book are hucksters who claim that solar energy, as well as all other calls "renewable energy" are the answer to the world's energy needs. These scammers use a false accounting and media hype to support their claims.
Part of the falsification of figures is declaring that certain electricity generation capacity will be installed. With the implication that "capacity" is equal to "production". But there is a huge difference between the installed capacity and the amount of energy produced. The capacity factor-the percentage of energy produced by the amount of installed capacity - is between 20 and 35 percent called renewable energies.
As an example, let's look at the stated "added capacity" for wind energy. In the 90s: about 5,000 Megawatts annually worldwide. But the constant average electricity production is 30%, if one is lucky. That leads to the figure of 1,500 Megawatts annual growth in real production of electricity for wind farms - compared with 5,000 Megawatts claimed.
This represents 15% of the average electricity produced by nuclear plants annual growth. Only a professional charlatan could make the annual increase of 9,900 Megawatts in nuclear energy seem insignificant compared with 1,500 Megawatts of stochastic wind energy.
Right: One of the many turbines falls in the "wind farm" Altamont Pass, California. To manufacture the turbine again you need to spend more energy than the turbine will produce.
Dr. Hayden systematically exposes the fraud of renewable energy to show that in all cases of solar, wind, biomass, and others, not even produce the energy needed to manufacture the power again! In other words, a wind turbine produces the electricity needed to manufacture another wind turbine (because of the large amount of electricity needed to smelt aluminum and steel).
The author devotes a whole chapter to each of the "solar energy" to give the reader a realistic picture of the energy density which can be produced by each of these sources -opuesto the exaggerated claims of the media about the planned capacity or any other fairy tale.
The common feature of renewable energies is that each of them may work for a specific problem in a special environment in particular. For example, there are ranches in the West where the water is too deep to be extracted by the traditional system of windmills. Electric pumps are needed, but power lines are too far, and solar power is adequate for the task. In this case, the problem can be solved by solar panels, or a modern wind turbine coupled to an electric generator. But none of these solutions has the power and amount needed to provide the energy required by the industrial economy steadily increasing.
The intrinsic inability of solar energy "to run the world" (in the words of the author), makes ridiculous and absurd the current trend which aims to promote renewable energy as a way to ensure national energy security after the September 11 , 2001. The director of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Admiral Richard Truly, for example, called for the development of ethanol, solar, biomass and wind as energy sources needed to achieve "energy security ".  The idea that the United States could achieve "energy security" burning wood chips and using rays of the sun, rather than fully fund the advanced technologies of dense energies such as nuclear fission and fusion, it is ridiculous -unless you admire the cavemen.
"Civilization Crowd stinks"
Some of the most vocal leaders of the movement for the development of solar energy and other, are the group that is around Amory Lovins and Paul and Anne Ehrlich, whom Dr. Hayden appropriately called the "Civilization stinks crowd ".
To give an example, and one very revealing, Lovins says it is morally wrong to use power and, even more, "for 90% of energy use, electricity is a luxury indefensible". Lovins is opposed to having any kind of energy in abundance. He says: "If nuclear power was clean, safe, make sure lots of fuel would still be unattractive because of the political implications for the kind of economy in which we lock up".
In other words, the world should not have the "attractive" lifestyle enough energy to light, heat or cool homes, schools, and hospitals, to operate industries and so on.
Another example of antihuman thrust of this group of solar and other renewable, is the team of the "smaller is better" Paul and Anne Ehrlich: "In the next decade or two, Americans should cut in half its energy consumption per capita. No less than the total reorganization of the American way of life requires. "
This gang of neo-Malthusians antihuman preach to developing countries should use the sun's rays and the guano from hens that have always used, because anything else would be "uncivilized".
As for the "conservation" as a source of energy, one of the favorite themes of the Malthusians, the author notes that conservation is not an energy source, in the same way that dieting is not a source nutrition. Dr. Hayden challenge anyone to become trapped in a sealed, empty room, and use any method of "conservation" to fill a glass with gasoline.
A Complete Reference Guide
The energy conversion tables included in the book make it an invaluable reference guide, giving readers the facts on the issues of renewable energy and the way the "experts" twist numbers. The tables are important because another of the ways in which fraud is maintained through the intentional use of different units of measurement in the same press release or article. The tables in the back of this book will be helpful to readers when they must calculate the numbers coded to get something that the reader can understand and not be confused.
Figure 1: The average per capita energy consumption in the US was 3.7 thermal kilowatts until the early 1890s, when electricity and widespread use of railways increased consumption of around 5.4 kW heat for person. From the primier OPEC embargo in 1973, per capita consumption has been almost constant at about 11.5 kW thermal per person.
As the author notes, "The average power consumption rate per capita in the United States of 11.5 kW-heat corresponds to the work of 115 athletic servants working 24 hours for each of us. The easy availability of energy He puts out of business slaveholders. "
In one of the tables, Dr. Hayden supplied heat content of fuel, so they can be compared. For example, take the number of kilograms of coal and multiply by 24.1 to 106 for the number of joules of heat per mass. For one kilogram of dry biomass, multiply by 15 to 106.
Another table gives the amount of solar intensity per unit area. For example, at noon in the tropics, with clear skies, the sun's intensity on the surface of the earth is 950 watts per square meter [watts / m2], but in Hartford, Connecticut, the intensity of the sun is barely 160 watts / m2
The appendix also contains a short scientific study on how to determine the efficiency of a heat engine, which provides the reader with another way to expose the lies used to promote solar energy and other renewable energies.
To summarize: warmly recommend this book to people who want a better understanding of the issues on renewable energy, presented with a great sense of humor.