Friday, July 31, 2015

And Hillary Clintons' energy plan is

Propose something not possible.
Clinton says she has two big goals that she'll start working on "day one" to combat climate change. First is to expand solar energy supplies by 700% by installing half a billion solar panels by 2020. Second is to power "every home in America" with renewable energy by 2027.
Thus somewhat resembling Californicated ordering "By 2025 there shall be 15.4% zero-emissions vehicles from all manufacturers", but they don't want to build any new power plants to make the electricity to CHARGE THE BATTERIES of said vehicles...

Curiosity strikes:  Dug around and found this:
Solar Panels of standard 200-250 Watts are of 5-6 feet in lenght and 3.5 feet in width and can weigh as much as 25 kg.
Let's make that the smaller size, so five x 3.5 feet, 17.5 square feet per panel.  Times 500,000,000.   That's 8,750,000,000 square feet. which works out to 313.86 square miles of solar panels(not counting frames, spacing, etc.)...  figure the cost of manufacturing, the mining for materials, refining same, etc.

No, not gonna happen.  Especially since the enviroweenies(who she's sucking up to with this) will crap entirely-organically-composed bricks at the idea of covering that much territory with them.


Toastrider said...

A better idea might be to offer tax credits to individual homeowners who install roof-mounted solar panels to supplement their electrical needs.

This won't happen for a couple reasons:

One, it requires the government to not tax people, which means less money.

Two, it also cuts into the income of power companies. No, I don't think you could run a household on roof mounted solar. But you might be able to trim back your power needs a bit. Even if it's as modest as 10-15 percent a year, I suspect the utilities would shit bricks too.

Firehand said...

It would also mean people doing something without the .gov being in control of it; and that's just not tolerable to these people.
"Putting in these panels as we tell them is one thing, but doing it on their own? Without us approving and controlling it? Impossible! And PAY THEM FOR IT? Unthinkable!"

Anonymous said...

the utilities are already shitting discriminatory rate bricks and pushing for minimum billing. and the govt is supporting them.Welcome to the monkeyhouse.