Renewable Energy Fantasies
Posted by aogTuesday, 12 November 2002 at 21:29 TrackBack Ping URL

A Daily Pundit post comments on a study that claims that, per unit weight, computer chips do more environmental damage than a care. This shouldn't be surprising to anyone who knows how computer chips are made. What's interesting here is that this fact has been ignored by the environmental for decades, because any serious consideration of it renders the idea of solar power as environmentally friendly ludicrous. Any planet based solar power system would require volumes of chips far beyond anything we've produced so far. It would probably be much worse than what we're doing to generate the power through other means. But discussing that would disturb the fantasy.