A 2021 Bloomberg New Energy Finance article provides helpful visualizations and relevant estimates. According to Bloomberg NEF’s calculations, the U.S. uses around 81 million acres to provide for its energy needs (and present living standards). Biofuels consume >50 million acres or >60% of that area.
Most people mistakenly presume fracking has an enormous land footprint. But the Bloomberg NEF analysis shows that all U.S. oil and gas drilling, fracking, and sand mining operations impact only 3 million of the 81 million acres (<4%).
IT’S TIME FOR EVERY COUNTY RESIDENT TO GET ORGANIZED IN THEIR FIGHT AGAINST THIS SOLAR AND WIND INVASION AS WELL AS AGAINST ELECTED AND APPOINTED OFFICIALS THAT ARE NOT REPRESENTING US.
Over the last 3.5 years, I have attended multiple “meetings” put on by local residents that were protesting a solar or wind invasion.
This is something I wrote yesterday in response to several newspaper articles that came out promoting local solar projects. I originally posted this response in a private Facebook group, for the Spencer County Indiana Anti Solar Group, but have decided to post it here too.
I "feel" the citizens that will end up paying for these solar projects through higher electricity rates, higher food prices and lower property values, should submit a signed letter to the newspaper, displaying the TRUTH about solar.
I find myself very distraught to have to write this letter.
I never thought the local townships, Livingston County nor even the State of Michigan would treat the people they were entrusted to serve in this manner.
Just to be clear.....I am wholeheartedly against any Large Scale Utility Solar Complexes on agricultural land.
Another new twist for Solar “farms.” Because of so many problems and cost of “solar vegetation maintenance,” it seems that now the solar developers are looking at AI for a solution.
When hidden expenses are accounted for, it becomes obvious that solar is much more expensive than existing coal, natural gas, and nuclear power plants and that adding more solar will increase electricity prices for the families and businesses that rely upon it.
Not only are solar panels more expensive than the existing natural gas, coal, and nuclear plants but they also provide less value because they don’t provide electricity if the sun isn’t shining, which is most of the time.
“Lake Effects” of Large Solar Photovoltaic Projects
Solar photovoltaic projects consist of hundreds or thousands of solar panels that convert sunlight directly into electricity. Large solar fields such as those that have been built in the last several years in Southern California and the desert Southwest can fool birds into changing flight direction, sometimes during migration, to approach them because they appear to be lakes from a distance.