Apple Commits Energy Accounting Fraud

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by mwickens, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. mwickens macrumors member

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    The NC green credits are sold by green-energy providers such as wind farms and solar arrays. The California data centre is powered by renewable energy bought on the wholesale market(mostly wind).

    Renewables may not be capable of providing a solution to mankind's needs but the problem of CO2 emissions needs to be addressed. Unfortunately the green lobby whines loudly about current nuclear technology which is typically safe and deals with CO2. Would they stop whining if we were using Thorium reactors or fusion(I wish!)? Probably not.

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    The guy who wrote the article, Alex Epstein, has little credibility - except with ignoramuses -

     
  3. mwickens thread starter macrumors member

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    I guess I'm an ignoramus, then.
     
  4. G4er? macrumors 6502a

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    There is no CO2 emissions problem.

    The Earth was the greenest and lushest and life thrived During the Carboniferous Period when CO2 levels were four times what they are today.
    No tipping point, etc.
    In fact if not for that CO2 that is plant food we wouldn't have the oxygen levels that were necessary for mammals to get a foot hold on Earth.
    All that plant growth was compressed into coal. Coal is nothing but stored solar energy when you get down to it. Sunlight, CO2 and water are what plants need. Without plants no animals.
     
  5. MarkCollette macrumors 68000

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    1. The article is ignoring the fungibility of electricity and money.
    2. It mentions that coal use went up in Germany, as if that was tied to renewables, when it was actually due to reducing nuclear, as a response to Fukushima.
     

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