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    Renewable energy can power the world, says landmark IPCC study

    Renewable energy can power the world, says landmark IPCC study | Environment | guardian.co.uk

    Here's a report from the IPCC that says solar can power the world. Any comments?

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    Re: Solar Power and the future

    It can. Is everyone gonna grow food?

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    Re: Solar Power and the future

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    Re: Solar Power and the future

    Very expensive batteries.

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    Re: Solar Power and the future

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Very expensive batteries.
    Compared to the expense of what? Most people's utilities are $2500-$5000 per year. How much are those batteries, and can you make your own? What is it about self-sufficiency that we don't know? The point is that there is plenty of solar power. The inertia factor that is the greatest impediment is the status quo Centralized Distribution Network that can afford to buy and sell your sock puppets in Washington, D. C. It is the fact that this network gets cut out of the loop with down home solar that is the stumbling block, not lack of technology or practicality.

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    Re: Solar Power and the future

    Investing in renewables to the extent needed would cost only about 1% of global GDP annually, said Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the IPCC.
    Yeah, it'll only cost $582,600,000,000 per year, for 40 years, so 23.30400 trillion dollars to get 80% of the worlds power from the sun, but I'm sure the only problem is inertia.
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    Re: Solar Power and the future

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Yeah, it'll only cost $582,600,000,000 per year, for 40 years, so 23.30400 trillion dollars to get 80% of the worlds power from the sun, but I'm sure the only problem is inertia.
    1% is 1%
    It won't happen evenly. I suspect China will end up dedicating more than 1% to develop these sorts of things.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Solar Power and the future

    Compared to the expense of what?
    I meant ecology but you see some of the point. Batteries, maintenence, disposal, etc. All that stuff still exists.

    We'd might as well burn we we got on the way; if the thread title is good and true, then we'll get there for sure - what's the problem?

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    Re: Solar Power and the future

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    1% is 1%
    It won't happen evenly. I suspect China will end up dedicating more than 1% to develop these sorts of things.
    How many billions more would the US have to go into debt to fund that? That's several billion every year for 40 years, wonder if that could have an impact on the worlds economy at all.
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    Re: Solar Power and the future

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    1% is 1%
    It won't happen evenly. I suspect China will end up dedicating more than 1% to develop these sorts of things.
    Everyone will. The only quesion is when. I think later is better. Let them develop it and we can steal something for once.

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