2018 Wind Power: “Dropping the fossil fuels of yesteryear”… Only in Unicorn fantasy-land.

2018 Wind Power: “Dropping the fossil fuels of yesteryear”… Only in Unicorn fantasy-land.

Guest slam dunk by David Middleton

Wind Power Stats Reveal 2018 Was a Huge Year, and There’s More to Come

It’s off to a flying start.

By Mike Brown on February 5, 2019
Filed Under Clean Energy, Power & Sustainable Energy

The amount of wind power capacity in North, Central and South America jumped 12 percent in the past year, a report revealed Tuesday. The Global Wind Energy Council found 11.9 gigawatts of capacity was added to the region, with the United States and Brazil among the biggest contributors.

The report bodes well for plans to transition more energy usage onto sustainable means, dropping the fossil fuels of yesteryear.

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Inverse (of logic, reason and the real world)

Show of hands…

  1. Who thinks that Mike Brown comprehends the difference between capacity and generation?
  2. Who thinks that Mike Brown actually thinks that 11.9 gigawatts of new wind capacity is a large number relative to the increase in crude oil production in 2018?

This is what “dropping the fossil fuels of yesteryear” looks like in the real world.

U.S. Crude Oil Production vs Global Wind Power Production (2016-2018). US crude oil production for 2018 does not include December. Global wind power production for 2018 was estimated using 12% growth. Data sources: BP 2018 Statistical Review of World Energy and U.S. Energy Information Administration.

In reality, fossil fuels are drop-kicking renewable fantasies and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.  Year-over-year growth of U.S. crude oil production was 7-8 times that of the entire global wind power production from 2016-2018.

Time for my favorite graph…

via Watts Up With That?

http://bit.ly/2GunWZ6

February 7, 2019 at 12:04AM

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