On 11/1/2013 12:15 AM, Chris de Morsella wrote:
Jesse how much oil is embedded in European renewables? Calculate the energy budget along the entire pipeline form the original mining of raw materials all the way through final disposal of obsolete windmills/panels etc. How much of this energy is fossil in nature?

If you're trying to spread the urban myth that it takes more energy to produce and dispose of a windmill or solar panel than it produces over it's lifetime, you're misguided. For wind the EROI is around 20 (which is similar to oil). For photovoltaics it's around 6. For nuclear it's about 40.




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