Friday, March 22, 2013

Granny - Round Three

Dear Ole Granny - bless her leftist-loving heart - never at a loss for words, also never has a problem posting anything deceptive, misleading, or outright wrong.  Peruse the following:

Impressive. Too bad it's not true.

Maybe Granny got her numbers from this place that calls itself "Clean Technica":

Typical of your average tree-hugging propagandist,  the author of this site managed to move the decimal point a few zeros to the right. ( I know, math is hard)

The charts and and the article shows and says the actual output was  22.240MW in one hour.  MW means MegaWatt, or a million watts.. A gigawatt - a billion Watts - is orders of magnitude larger than a megawatt. The claimed 22 gigawatts  in one hour is wildly inaccurate, and false.

From Wikipedia:

Germany is the world's top photovoltiacs (PV) installer, with a solar PV capacity as of December 2012 of more than 32.3 gigawatts (GW) The German new solar PV installations increased by about 7.6 GW in 2012, and solar PV provided 18 TWh (billion kilowatt houts) of electricity in 2011, about 3% of total electricity.

Now, how much power would 20 nuclear plants generate?

Big plant? Small plant? How many reactors? Efficient American plant?  Or piece- of crap Iranian plant?

Let's ask somebody that actually knows the answers,  The U. S. Energy Information Administration:

Aww, come on Bob, don't be such a party pooper! Quit trying to use facts! That's not fair!


"In 2011, the "average" nuclear power plant in the United States generated about 12.2 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh). There were 65 nuclear power plants with 104 operating nuclear reactors that generated a total of 790 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh), or slightly more than 19% of the nation's electricity."


Twenty of those would then produce 244 billion kilowatt hours/year. That's 244TWh, or 244 TerraWatt hours.  Germany's solar plants produced 18TWh, or 18 TerraWatt hours, the equivalent of one and a half nuke plants, not twenty.

Point of interest: Germany used 544.5 billion kilowatt hours in 2012. America's 64 nuke plants - which provided 19% our our electrical needs - would have provided around 45% of Germany's needs. (That's almost 99% to you liberals)

Germany's  total solar output - which provided about 3% of their needs - would have provided America with less than 2% of our needs.

That 3% translates as "almost all" in the mind the civilization-hating treehugger, because, well, 22 gigawatts is such a big, hard to understand number, but surely must be almost all the electricity in the world!

Liberals and Progressives just can't seen to grasp the scale of such things, or get the math right. But what the hell, they've never used facts as a weapon. They can't.

The facts would destroy their silly little world of unicorns, pink ponies and imaginary goddesses like Gaia.

It's like Mark Twain once said:

It's easier to fool people than it is to convince them they have been fooled.

Today's Liberals and leftists prove that beyond a shadow of a doubt. They may be college trained, college educated and/or college brainwashed. They may have IQ's several standard deviations above the norm. But they were never taught to think, so they don't. They just parrot the stuff they've been trained to like.

Never look for truth or accuracy from these folks. They never check their claims, which means you should - always.

Then remember what Mark Twain said, so don't waste the effort.


texlahoma said...

Did you get that Mark Twain quote from my blog?
Of course that is fine, but what a coincidence if you didn't. I just posted it the other day.
Anyway, you shouldn't confuse leftist tree huggers with facts.

BTW I think I got the miniskirt pics working now.

Bob said...

Most probably got that Mark Twain quote from you...

Sorry I forgot to credit your blog.

But a lot is happening around here right now and my memory is going south anyway.

texlahoma said...

Bob - I didn't want any credit.

I did a post about small pox and knew I got the idea from one of my blogging buddies but couldn't remember who, it turned out to be from your blog.