Posted tagged ‘Green Energy’

Are Electric Cars Really Green? From Prager University

February 11, 2016

Green zealots sing the praises of electric cars while failing to tell us the whole story. The reality is electric cars are really coal powered cars. The electricity used to charge the batteries in these cars is produced by power plants fueled by coal.

The video below from Prager University titled, Are Electric Cars Really Green, explains how green isn’t necessarily green. Electric cars emit just as much CO2 as gasoline powered cars.

Electric Cars Waste Energy

Electric cars waste energy compared to cars that run on gasoline. The energy stored in a molecule of gasoline is used directly, with very little loss, when it is ignited in a cars cylinder. The energy stored in a molecule of coal dissipates from the point where it is burned to produce the heat, which boils the water, that creates steam, which turns the turbines, that produces electricity which is transferred through power lines to your house and is eventually used to charge the batteries that move the car. Only ignorant people, or true believers, would us a more expensive less efficient energy source. Government subsidies make this ignorance affordable, at the tax payers expense. Government always picks losers.

Related ArticleElectric Car Sales Crash Into Economic Reality, at austrianaddict.com.

Related ArticleGreen energy Proving Venture Capitalists Are Smarter Than Government Bureaucrats, at austrianaddict.com.

Wind And Solar Energy Is Diluted And Intermittent. Which Means Higher Cost

October 26, 2015

Politicians and bureaucrats mask the real cost of producing energy from wind and solar when they;  1) “invest” your tax dollars in wind and solar companies. 2) give tax payer guaranteed loans to these companies. 3) use your tax dollars to subsidize the purchase of this energy.

On the flip side of the coin, they artificially drive up the costs of producing energy from coal, oil, and nuclear through regulations and taxes.

CAN WE RELY ON WIND AND SOLAR ENERGY? by Prager University.

Excerpt from video, “In the entire world there is not one real or proposed independent free standing solar of wind power plant. All of them require backup. And guess what that backup is? Fossil Fuels.”

LOW COST RELIABLE ENERGY FUELS ECONOMIC PROSPERITY.

An economy becomes wealthier when it can produce more while using fewer scarce resources, time, labor and capital. Economies are fueled by energy. If Government continues to force us to use higher cost energy (read here) to power our economy, we are going to be less wealthy and prosperous. The green jobs that are being brought into existence by Government force, aren’t as productive as the jobs that will be lost when the fossil fuel energy sector is forced to shrink. Put another way, these green jobs wouldn’t exist in a free market because the free market always chooses the most productive activities. Less productive activities go away. The cost of these non productive activities will fall on the entrepreneur who made the miscalculation. He will be incentivized to cut his losses sooner rather then later. The incentives in our crony capitalist green energy industry are different. Since the tax payer pays the cost of the failure (read here), the losses will be allowed to go on longer. Resources, time, labor and capital will be wasted as well as tax payer dollars.

When will we quit putting our faith in politicians and bureaucrats when their policies constantly fail to produce their hoped for results. Our current crony capitalist system that weds Government and business isn’t free market capitalism. Our politicians want you to think it’s free market capitalism because they need a straw man to demonize. Once demonized, the only “solution” is more Government intervention. And the outcome of government intervention is the destruction of wealth; because scarce resources are not being allocated to their most productive uses according to consumer demand.

We have to rediscover the truth that moving toward free market capitalism and away from government intervention is the only cure for our economic problems. Free market capitalism has lifted billions of people out of poverty and is the only process that can keep us from stagnating and/or sliding backwards.

Related ArticleUnelected EPA Driving Up The Cost Of Food And Energy, at austrianaddict.com.

Related ArticleFree Market Fracking Trumps Government Solutions When It Comes To Producing Energy, at austrianaddict.com.

Related VideoThe Story of Electricity, 2 minute video by, instituteforenergyresearch.org.

Prager University: What They Haven’t Told You About Climate Change

August 11, 2015

Prager University Video Courses are informative. Here are two concerning environmental issues.

What They Haven’t Told You About Climate Change, by Patrick Moore co-founder of Green Peace.

The science on climate change is not settled.

Why I Left Green Peace, by Patrick Moore.

The people who get involved in a successful insurgency after the initial founding, usually don’t have the same ideals as the founders. They take the organization in a different direction.

Related ArticleThe Hidden High Cost Of Green Energy, at austrianaddict.com.

Related ArticleGreen Energy Proving Venture Capitalists Are Smarter Then Government Bureaucrats, at austrianaddict.com.

The Hidden High Cost Of Green Energy

January 27, 2015

Government politicians and bureaucrats have been pushing Green Energy for years. The reason these central planners are pushing this is because as Robert Bradley Jr. has stated, “When Government tries to pick winners and losers, it typically picks losers. Why? Because the free market consumers pick winners to leave the losers for Government.

Even with all the Government regulations on the fossil fuel industry, and with all the subsidies and breaks the green energy sector has received, what’s left of the free market has chosen fossil fuels. Fossil fuels produce the most efficient energy at the lowest cost, which is why the market has chosen them to power our world. At some point in the future there may be a more efficient and lower cost source of energy, but not even Government power can bring this into the future before it’s time. When Government tries to bring the future into the present, which is also what they try to do when they electronically print counterfeit money, they create a misallocation of resources. In other words, they waste scarce resources because economic reality trumps the utopian vision of the world they are trying to impose on us.

No central planner or board of central planners, can produce a better order than the spontaneous order produced by millions of people cooperating and competing in the free market.

Here are some articles that explain why fossil fuels are better than green energy, and will be for the forseeable future.

150 Years Ago, Scholars Knew The Need Of Dense, Not Intermittent Energy, by Robert Bradley Jr. at instituteforenergyresearch.org.

Making The World A Better Place – By Using More Fossil Fuels, by Alex Epstein, at news.nationalpost.com.

Climate Alarmist Turn Back The Clock, by Viv Forbes, at masterresource.org.

Government Mandates Keep Electric Auto Manufacturers In Business, at instituteforenergyresearch.org.

Power Plant Closures, at instituteforenergyresearch.org.

 

THE STORY OF ELECTRICITY

Why Doesn’t The “King” Want His Kingdom To Be Prosperous?

December 21, 2012
Keystone XL demonstration, White House,8-23-20...

Keystone XL demonstration, White House,8-23-2011 Photo Credit: Josh Lopez (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This article, “Robber Barony: Obama Energy Policy By Another Name” by Paul Driessen at Masterresource.com. is a must read. After you read it you will ask the question, why would the President want the country to decline economically? This article talks about how the energy boom in the U.S. is poised to lead the economy out of the doldrums, if the administration will get out-of-the-way and let it happen. This should be what everyone is talking about instead of the political theater known as the “fiscal cliff“.

How can an administration be taken seriously about wanting to improve the economy, when they are going to confiscate (more…)