81,000 truckers for solar! Mar 17, 2013 1:52:43 GMT 9.5
Post by anonposter on Mar 17, 2013 1:52:43 GMT 9.5
I do, synthetic production of hydrocarbon fuels must have a negative EROEI.
I've also heard talk about using nuclear reactors to provide the energy to get difficult oil (e.g. tar sands) that would take more energy to drill for than it would produce when burned.
No, landfills can be three-dimensional and the old panels would probably be recycled (assuming anyone was stupid enough to try it on that scale).
Still a lot more landfill volume required than with the nuclear option.
PV panels do appear to produce more energy than is used to make them, though when you account for the fact that the power they supply the grid isn't very useful it could be argued that they are actively harmful by their mere presence (still not as big as the harm they cause by diverting attention away from nuclear).
You could run a factory on solar power, just that unless you're in orbit you wouldn't want to.
Make that coal and methane, oil is barely used for electricity production.