I'm sorry to have to be so negative in response but really ...
False as regards solar. Once a solar panel is manufactured it requires nothing to make it work ... and it will work for thirty years.Schaublin wrote:Solar electricity PV (photovoltaic) panels and nuclear fission reactors both require easily extracted (low eroi) oil to make them work.
Nearly true as regards nuclear, because mining the fuel is very energy intensive and it's mostly transport energy which is going to be harder to get from renewables.
Partly right.Schaublin wrote:In the case of nuclear power, it is (was) about producing weapons grade material.
Historically, but not necessarily. There is no reason the energy used to make solar panels couldn't come from solar power.Schaublin wrote:All of the embedded energy costs in a solar panel come from oil and coal.
If you mean they contribute nothing worthwhile to our energy supply, you are way out of date. Solar power is going ahead so fast it's hard to keep up with current figures, but think 10% - 20% total electricity production in countries that have encouraged it.Schaublin wrote:Solar panels are toys - ditto nuclear power stations - dangerous toys in this case.
True.Schaublin wrote:The current "standard of living" in the West is as a result of easily extracted oil.
False.Schaublin wrote:There is no comparable alternative energy.