The Power Hunger Games: Why Intermittent Wind & Solar Can Never Power the Planet

STOP THESE THINGS

The prospect of a 100% renewable energy future is 100% pure, unadulterated myth. Placard waving teens fretting about the weather in 30 years’ time might demand it, but logic, physics, meteorology and economics will forever conspire against an all wind and sun powered future. And the idea that a transition to wind and solar is ‘inevitable’ is complete and utter nonsense.

Dr. Lars Schernikau is an energy adviser who has worked across Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas. Lars finished his PhD on the economics of energy, commodities, and the global coal business and published two industry trade books (Springer, available on Amazon) in 2010 and 2017.

Here’s a summary of his key findings:

  • Costs for renewable power generation have dropped fast, but they will not improve 10-fold anymore… physical limits will be reached
  • Common comparisons of renewables vs. conventional power generation are misleading. One cannot compare marginal costs for…

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