Green Math

It’s not easy being green, math is hard, and so on.

Here are three examples of math not working out so well for hippies, because you’re worth it.

Britain’s Daily Telegraph looks at the price of ‘green’ cars, by which I assume they mean eco-friendly and not shades of teal:

The ‘green’ model cost £4,760 more that the budget model. To benefit from the difference in fuel efficiency, you would have to drive 198,690 miles – the equivalent of driving round the world eight times.

Next we have the inconvenient solar panels at Nellis AFB, which I pointed out in last weeks round-up:

President Obama traveled to Nellis AFB to celebrate their use of solar power.  Now for the inconvenient truth; the 72,000 solar panels cost $100 million and saves the Air Force $1.2 million annually.  So it’ll pay for itself in about 83 years.  What a shame the useful life of a solar panel is only 20 years.

Third we have a man that proved ineffective to the point of incompetence on Darfur is trying to warn about the dangers of a hoax, when the real evil is green:

Kofi Annan claims that global warming might kill 300,000 people a year.  Why, that’s almost a third of how many African kids Greenpeace’s activism will kill each year.

Greens aren’t good at math, yet we are supposed to believe they know the future of the planet from computer models.  Color me unconvinced.

8 thoughts on “Green Math”

  1. Solar is completely MORONIC! My accountant told me he did the taxes for someone who installed a home solar system costing $67K and received almost 50K in tax breaks with the person paying 17K for the system. Now what is completely IDIOTIC is that the system will produce about 2K of electricity per year, if he is very very lucky. Then add in maintenance costs/time and various possible headaches, this is clean energy by definition. Same goes for a Wind Turbine. Take a 2MW turbine with a 25% capacity or yearly output of .5MW times 8760 hours yielding 4380 MW or 4,380,000 kWhours which is worth at the VERY VERY most .05 cents or about $210,000 of electricity. But the thing costs 3.5 Million and the interest at 8% is $280,000. Plus we have to add in “maintenance” which contrary to popular thought, or delusion, is not free, there is nofreewind, at least $50,000 so we get to $330,000 and we haven’t considered the $1,000,000 decommissioning costs, or likely much more, and all the payoffs, and we didn’t even consider paying the damn thing off, only interest!

    Why would anyone ever consider such complete FOLLY? Because you can’t create energy from dollar bills, you actually have to get more energy out of something than it costs to build it. Any moron could figure that out. But no, no morons are doing this, only the Government would be so stupid to do such a thing. They end up paying about 60% of the cost and then continue to thrown in kickbacks, production tax credits, and all along the line there are kickbacks and loss of Gov’t tax revenue to state and local officials, all in the name of Green Energy, or shall I say, all in the name of the Green Smile!!!

  2. Solar is completely MORONIC! My accountant told me he did the taxes for someone who installed a home solar system costing $67K and received almost 50K in tax breaks with the person paying 17K for the system. Now what is completely IDIOTIC is that the system will produce about 2K of electricity per year, if he is very very lucky. Then add in maintenance costs/time and various possible headaches, this is clean energy by definition. Same goes for a Wind Turbine. Take a 2MW turbine with a 25% capacity or yearly output of .5MW times 8760 hours yielding 4380 MW or 4,380,000 kWhours which is worth at the VERY VERY most .05 cents or about $210,000 of electricity. But the thing costs 3.5 Million and the interest at 8% is $280,000. Plus we have to add in “maintenance” which contrary to popular thought, or delusion, is not free, there is nofreewind, at least $50,000 so we get to $330,000 and we haven’t considered the $1,000,000 decommissioning costs, or likely much more, and all the payoffs, and we didn’t even consider paying the damn thing off, only interest!

    Why would anyone ever consider such complete FOLLY? Because you can’t create energy from dollar bills, you actually have to get more energy out of something than it costs to build it. Any moron could figure that out. But no, no morons are doing this, only the Government would be so stupid to do such a thing. They end up paying about 60% of the cost and then continue to thrown in kickbacks, production tax credits, and all along the line there are kickbacks and loss of Gov’t tax revenue to state and local officials, all in the name of Green Energy, or shall I say, all in the name of the Green Smile!!!

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