Jay Lehr, Ph.D. Science Contributor, CFACT: Why is wind power and solar power, not making significant gains in providing a substantial amount of renewable electricity? The US has utilized, in its energy mix, about eight percent of wind and two percent solar for more than a decade. The reason it is not growing requires an understanding of the fundamental elements, of an electrical grid.
Eric Lubin, Erquy, France. Strategist for resolving world conflicts over ideologies and resources. See his Facebook page: During construction of 8.000 wind turbines in France, health budget suffered 8 billion credits deleted, 100.000 beds closed, 95 emergency services eliminated, half of the maternity leave in France. The comparison is unbearable. After three years of serious health crisis and now the fatal coronavirus, it is the budget choice of the state that is sick: only 25 % of wind turbines cost as much as the upgrade of our entire health system, estimated at 30 billion minimum. France has swallowed 120 billion in a gadget solution that claimed to replace nuclear with wind turbines.
John Droz, physicist. Publisher of "Energy and Environmental Newsletter." Editor of http://wiseenergy.org/:.Wind energy was abandoned for most commercial and industrial applications, well over a hundred years ago. Even in the late 1800s it was totally inconsistent with our burgeoning, more modern needs for power. When we throw the switch, we expect that the lights will go on – 100% of the time. It’s not possible for wind energy, by itself, to EVER do this, which is one of the main reasons it was relegated to the archival collection of antiquated technologies (along with such other inadequate energy sources as horse and oxen power).
John Shanahan, Civil Engineer, Editor of allaboutenergy.net: A lot of the public in North America and Europe have been led to believe that wind and solar energy are better than fossil fuels and nuclear. Other countries are determined to stay strong with fossil fuels and nuclear. It is so sad to see the downfall of Western Civilization coming from extreme environmentalists claiming catastrophic man-made global warming and sea-level rise. The nations with stronger energy programs will control the world.