Idyllic scene, you might think?
Well, of course some people don’t like them and some people do, for various reasons, which I won’t go into here.
The reason for this post is to show that massive structures like this can never be part of our long-term energy future.
Here’s the base of one of those towers being put into place :
All that rebar and all that cement…..made with the energy from fossil fuels.
Next comes the tower, fabricated elsewhere, using, you guessed it, energy from fossil fuels. Oh, and that big semi-trailer thingy runs on diesel :
Whacking big crane to lift the tower into place. Fossil fuels made that, too :
Up goes the tower. What’s driving that crane? Oh, of course, fossil fuels :
There are more images where these came from, and a comprehensive analysis of how much energy it takes to put one wind…