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Old May 12th, 2020, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by mike wightman View Post
What is the carbon footprint of the manufacture of said solar/wind/hydro generation that stores the energy is the battery. What is the carbon footprint of manufacturing the batteries.
This is what the green lobby lie about all of the time - there is no such thing as a free lunch.
No there isn't but this didn't answer the question.

And, I haven't the slightest idea, which is why I ask.

Since EVERYTHING, currently, is based on the carbon economy, then everything has a carbon footprint of some kind.

But, that carbon economy can be invested in to resources that allow production WITHOUT, or with notably less, of a carbon footprint.

The question is whether that initial investment will net out to an overall carbon reduction in time.

If it takes 100 Carbon Units to produce 20 Solar units, but then those 20 Solar Units can create another 200 Solar Units over time, is that a reduction of 1000 Carbon Units? And what of the output from those derivate 200 Solar Units?

Obviously, not everything is carbon footprint. Raw energy is not the sole resource necessary. But is the trade of carbon footprint today for, say, an expanded, longer term toxic waste footprint a good trade?
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Old May 27th, 2020, 12:43 PM
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