The Leap Manifesto Facts Centre

Its amazing what people will believe.  The Premier of Alberta is not fooled:

“These ideas will never form any part of policy. They are naive. They are ill-informed. They are tone deaf.”[Rachel Notley]

A taste of reality can be had by heading to gapminder.org and looking at the somewhat famous Gapminder World chart.

Please also head to the Look Manifesto for more information.

What Google and Stanford PhDs really think about wind and solar

Google hired Stanford PhDs, Ross Koningstein (aerospace engineering) and David Fork (applied physics). They are real engineers who understand difficult physics. The two were employed at Google on the RE<C project, which sought to enhance renewable technology to the point where it could produce energy more cheaply than coal.

RE<C was a failure, and Google closed it down after four years. Now, Koningstein and Fork have explained the conclusions they came to after a lengthy period of applying their considerable technological expertise to renewables, in an article posted at IEEE Spectrum.

They write in their published report:

At the start of RE<C, we had shared the attitude of many stalwart environmentalists: We felt that with steady improvements to today’s renewable energy technologies, our society could stave off catastrophic climate change. We now know that to be a false hope …

Renewable energy technologies simply won’t work; we need a fundamentally different approach.

Kudos to the premier of Saskatchewan, Brad Wall.

This site is not related to the ridiculously hilarious leap manifesto http://leapmanifesto.org site.

 

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