Sunday, June 25, 2017

So Much Renewable Energy, You'll Get Tired of Renewing

I wish Jacobson were right, I really do.  But he's not:
The National Academy of Science refutes Mark Jacobson’s dream that our economy can run exclusively on ‘green’ energy.

The idea that the U.S. economy can be run solely with renewable energy — a claim that leftist politicians, environmentalists, and climate activists have endlessly promoted — has always been a fool’s errand. And on Monday, the National Academy of Sciences published a blockbuster paper by an all-star group of American scientists that says exactly that.

The paper, by Chris Clack, formerly with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of Colorado Boulder, and 20 other top scientists, appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. It decimates the work of Mark Jacobson, the Stanford engineering professor whose wildly exaggerated claims about the economic and technical viability of a 100 percent renewable-energy system has made him a celebrity (he appeared on David Letterman’s show in 2013) and the hero of Sierra Clubbers, Bernie Sanders, and Hollywood movie stars, including Leonardo DiCaprio.


Pseudotsuga said...

Aw, but muh feelgoodz! Those things are so progressive and techie, and non-green energy is all patriarchal and capitalist and stuff!
I must go wipe away Gaia's tears with my locally sourced organic cotton towel.

Anonymous said...

Read the paper. You're misrepresenting it's findings.

Darren said...

I'm not misrepresenting anything. If you have an issue with the veracity of what I've quoted, you should address it with the appropriate authors.

Ellen K said...

Nothing is infinite. If Lefties expected any scientist to promote that idea, then they are ignorant of how science works.