An observation from a Swedish engineer:

“The notion that a nation can run on sunshine and breezes is worse than delusional.

(Zucker book is trying to claim that this post Lacks context. What it lacks is left-wing lockstep. And that is always welcome here)

People might fall for the idea that we can merrily run on sunshine and breezes, alone, but with a few trillion dollars worth of mythical mega-batteries providing backup for a few minutes, when the sun sets and the wind stops blowing.

A two-megawatt windmill is made up of 260 tons of steel that required 300 tons or iron ore and 170 tons of coking coal, all mined, transported and produced by hydrocarbons.

A windmill could spin until it falls apart and never generate as much energy as was invested in building it.”