CHOOSING THE BEST RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS FOR THE ENERGY TRANSITIONPosted to WOGNEWS
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- Jun 22, 2020 11:20 am GMTJun 22, 2020 11:18 am GMT
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The Ecological Goal of the Energy Transition,as stated Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency, is to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and prevent the most serious effects of climate change. Replacing energy Fossil Fuel Systems (FFS) with Renewable Energy Systems (RES), as follows from this statement, is a way to achieve the Ecological Goal.
Economical Goal of the Energy Transition, as follows from a report commissioned at 2012 by the German government, is economic growth. The increase in the global market for environmentally friendly generation and storage of electricity from approximately 313 billion Euros in 2011 to more than 1 trillion Euros in 2025, as follows from this report, is a way to achieve the Economical Goal.
Modern energy uses many types of FFS and RES. FFS are called "environmentally dirty" because an emission of greenhouse gas is in places of their work. RES are called "environmentally friendly" because no an emission of greenhouse gas is in places of their work. This property has become a source of widespread belief that to improve the global ecology it is enough to start replacing all FFS with any RES of the corresponding power. It has been shown above that states encourage and facilitate the expenditure of gigantic financial resources for the creation and installation of RES in exchange for FFS thanks to this belief.
The first thing that immediately attracts attention when familiarizing yourself with RES projects for the Energy Transition is their large sizes and weight with relatively low power. Windmills with towers and blades hundreds of meters in size and weighing thousands of tons, solar panels with kilometer sizes and huge platforms at sea, which weigh thousands of tons at an installed capacity of up to 10 MW, are the RES prototypes for the Energy Transition.
Obviously, for the production of each kilogram of their structure, the energy received from the FFS was expended! That is, the production of each kilogram is accompanied by the emission of greenhouse gases from FFS. This is a lot of energy and greenhouse gas emissions in the aggregate, if you count them from mining to disposal of each RES.
Any replacement of the Ecological Goal with an Economic Goal or any other goal, ceteris paribus, increases the duration of the Energy Transition. Moreover, the “Energy Transition” may continue indefinitely with an infinitely long environmental degradation.