Keepin’ It Real: Intermittent Wind & Solar No Substitute for Coal, Gas & Nuclear Power

There might be a substitute to coal, gas and nuclear power out there somewhere. But it isn’t chaotically intermittent wind and solar, whether with or without mythical mega-batteries.

Michael Moore’s Planet of the Humans has done a couple of things. First, it’s sent the crony capitalists profiteering from subsidised renewable energy into a tailspin and left the climate cult suffering conniptions. Second, it’s provided a platform for those with an actual understanding of how energy is produced, distributed and consumed, and an opportunity to educate the energy illiterate on why there is no such thing as an ‘inevitable transition’ to wind and solar.

The film – produced by Moore and made by Jeff Gibbs – has been uploaded to YouTube to allow all and sundry to get the message: renewable energy is the greatest economic and environmental fraud of all time. STT first covered it here: Blood & Gore: Mike Moore’s ‘Planet of The Humans’ Unmasks The Power & Money Behind Renewables Scam

Donn Dears provides a helpful rundown on the film, focusing on the fact that the ‘we’re all doomed’ part of its narrative doesn’t stack up.

Remarkable Truths about Renewables
Power For USA
Donn Dears
12 May 2020

Planet of the Humans, a video, by Michael Moore, is a remarkable compilation of facts about renewables.

He tells the dismal story about renewables with videos, which I have been trying to tell using words alone. Videos are far more powerful.

Videos of places and things I knew about and had pictures of, but that I hadn’t been able to visit and video myself.

Moore is an anti-capitalist. But he also exposes himself as anti-human, with the same message that Paul Ehrlich had in his book The Population Bomb and that the Club of Rome had with its Limits to Growth.

They all claimed there are too many people and not enough resources to sustain the Earth’s growing population.

Moore is wrong about this Malthusian proposition.

First, population growth will eventually plateau when undeveloped countries, where populations have been growing rapidly, become richer. History has shown that rich countries have replacement rates that result in stable or declining populations.

Second, there are sufficient fossil fuels on Earth to sustain growth, in some cases for hundreds of years, and in other cases thousands of years.

  • There is at least enough coal on Earth to last for 400 years.
  • There is enough oil on Earth to last for at least 1,000 years.
  • And there is enough natural gas on Earth to last for at least 2,000 years.

With respect to coal, there is probably enough to last hundreds of years longer when Lignite and other soft coals are included. In addition, reserves are based on coal that’s easy to mine, while there is more coal that’s currently uneconomical to mine.

Peak oil has been a mistaken concept for decades. The arctic hasn’t been explored, and many years of potential supply are located there. In addition, we are finding huge new oil resources every year in deep water areas that have only recently begun to be explored.

Potential supplies of natural gas can be more easily quantified. Fracking has opened up supplies of natural gas around the world that weren’t even dreamed of a few decades ago.

There are also huge supplies of natural gas locked up in methane hydrates lying on the outer continental shelf around the world. The US government has identified 51,338 trillion-cubic-feet of natural gas lying on the outer continental shelf of the US lower 48 states, and this is twenty times the current US reserves of natural gas.

While Moore exposes the dismal truth about renewables, he also lays bare his antihuman philosophy.

Moore wants people to be deprived of the goods that make life livable and that can even save their lives. For example, MRIs and CT scans are made from materials that require the use of fossil fuels.

While Moore is wrong on whether we will run out of fossil fuels any time soon, his video makes it clear that renewables cannot, and should not, be used in any misbegotten attempt to replace fossil fuels.
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  1. Breaking news: Michael Moore and Jeff Gibbs just announced that their film, Planet of the Humans, is back. “We will not be silenced,” Gibbs said.There are now 300 distributors of the film worldwide. Here is the link to the film. #PlanetoftheHumans #windpower #windscam #WindDoesntWork
    All long term contracts need to be cancelled, especially in light of the financial fiasco caused by Covid-19 lockdowns. Governments cannot afford to waste money this way.

  2. Paul Miskelly says:

    Hi STT,
    Meanwhile, today, 6 June 2020, we have seen yet another of Rafe Champion’s “chokepoints” as all that over 7000 MW installed capacity of wind generation on the eastern Australian grid can manage to produce is less than 250 MW on one of the coldest days of the year. As we say so often, when demand is at its highest, wind energy is so often out-to-lunch, or on-holiday. It is pathetic that our policymakers accept this nonsense form of “generation”.
    Keep up the good work,
    Paul Miskelly

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